In Summary - Baker
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The Work - Baker
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Craft Baker typically:
- Produces individual dough based bread products and confectionery products
- Hand deposits, pipes and sheets
- Produces and finishes cakes by hand
- Understands when and how to use specialised ingredients, including chocolate, fruit, icing, jelly
Automated Bakers produce baked goods in an automated bakery setting and are required to understand:
- Automated and mechanical processing methods
- Batch processing
- Mixing methods, including Chorleywood bread process
- The principles of Large Scale Production
- Ingredient management in large production
- How to use programmable log controllers (PLCs)
- The principles of auditing requirements
Interests - Baker
This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.
Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
- Safe Working: ensures safety of self and others, food safe, addresses safety issues and concerns.
- Ownership of work: accepts responsibility and is proactive.
- Pride in work: integrity, aims for excellence, punctual and reliable.
- Self-development: seeks learning and development opportunities.
- Integrity and respect: for all colleagues.
- Working in a team: builds good relationships with others.
- Problem-solving: identifies and participates in problem-solving.
- Responsiveness to change: flexibility to the changing environment and demands.
- Company/industry perspective: desire to learn about own company and food industry, acts as an ambassador.
- Effective Communication: with others, listens effectively, receives feedback.