Yeast Cutting and Wrapping Machine Operator

Tend machines that compress and extrude bulk yeast into continuous bars.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Yeast Cutting and Wrapping Machine Operators do?

Tends machines that compress and extrude bulk yeast into continuous bars, cut bars into cakes of specified size, and wrap and heat-seal cakes: Signals worker to fill hopper of extruder with yeast. Positions and threads roll of paper, plastic film, or foil through roller guide of wrapping mechanism, and starts machines. Removes yeast cakes from conveyor emerging from cutter and feeds cakes into wrapping machine, discarding cracked or malformed cakes. Observes cutting and wrapping operation to detect jamming or twisted wrapping. Packs wrapped yeast cakes in cartons.


Should I be a Yeast Cutting and Wrapping Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Yeast-Cake Cutter

    How to Become a
    Yeast Cutting and Wrapping Machine Operator

    Most Yeast Cutting and Wrapping Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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