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Bakers - 51-3011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Baker
  • Cake Decorator
  • Dough Mixer
  • Mixer
  • Pastry Chef
  • Scaler

SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-3000 Food Processing Workers
51-3010 Bakers
51-3011.00 Bakers

Related Occupations


  • Adapt the quantity of ingredients to match the amount of items to be baked.
  • Apply glazes, icings, or other toppings to baked goods, using spatulas or brushes.
  • Check equipment to ensure that it meets health and safety regulations, and perform maintenance or cleaning, as necessary.
  • Check products for quality, and identify damaged or expired goods.
  • Check the quality of raw materials to ensure that standards and specifications are met.
  • Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.
  • Decorate baked goods, such as cakes or pastries.
  • Develop new recipes for baked goods.
  • Direct or coordinate bakery deliveries.
  • Measure or weigh flour or other ingredients to prepare batters, doughs, fillings, or icings, using scales or graduated containers.
  • Observe color of products being baked, and adjust oven temperatures, humidity, or conveyor speeds accordingly.
  • Operate slicing or wrapping machines.
  • Order or receive supplies or equipment.
  • Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets, and bake in production ovens or on grills.
  • Prepare or maintain inventory or production records.
  • Roll, knead, cut, or shape dough to form sweet rolls, pie crusts, tarts, cookies, or other products.
  • Set oven temperatures, and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Create new recipes or food presentations.
  • Determine food production methods.
  • Direct operational or production activities.
  • Evaluate quality of food ingredients or prepared foods.
  • Inspect food products.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Maintain production or processing equipment.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Operate cooking, baking, or other food preparation equipment.
  • Operate cutting equipment.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Shape clay or dough to create products.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Baker (Army - Enlisted)
  • Basic Food Service Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diet Therapy Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dietitian (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Food Service Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Leading Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Marine Aide (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Medical Specialist Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nutrition Care Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Services (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Leading Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Baker (Bake Produce)
  • Baker (Hotel & Restaurant)
  • Cook, Pastry (Hotel & Restaurant)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Baker
  • Baker Apprentice
  • Bench Hand