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Baker

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

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods.
  • Set oven temperatures and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.
  • Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets and bake in production ovens or on grills.
  • Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.
  • 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.
  • Check the quality of raw materials to ensure that standards and specifications are met.

About the test

The HR Avatar Baker Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Baker test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:51-3011.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Production
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$18,640 or less
Bottom 25%:
$20,980 or less
Median:
$25,090 (Average)
Top 25%:
$31,110 or more
Top 10%:
$39,050 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$8.96 or less
Bottom 25%:
$10.09 or less
Median:
$12.06 (Average)
Top 25%:
$14.96 or more
Top 10%:
$18.78 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
185,300
2024 (projected):
198,300
Annual U.S. Job Openings:5,360

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Production and Processing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Food Production
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management
  • Sales and Marketing
Top Skills
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Visual Color Discrimination
  • Oral Expression
  • Selective Attention
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
25%
High School Diploma:
58%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
8%
Some College:
9%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
16%
Less than 1 Month:
13%
1 - 3 Months:
17%
3 - 6 Months:
5%
6 Months - 1 Year:
27%
1 - 2 Years:
5%
2 - 4 Years:
17%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Bagel Maker, Baker, Bakery Clerk, Bakery Manager, Bakery Team Member, Bench Hand, Cake Decorator, Dough Maker, Dough Mixer, French Pastry Cook, Head Baker, Head Cook, Industrial Cook, Machine Operator, Manufacturing Baker, Mixer, Night Baker, Oven Dumper, Pan Dumper, Pan Puller, Panner, Pastry Baker, Pastry Chef, Pastry Cook, Pastry Decorator, Pastry Finisher, Pie Baker, Pie Maker, Processor, Roll Machine Operator, Roll Panner, Scaler, Sponge Maker, Sponger

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"Hiring managers can easily understand the reports"

Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a time-sheet.
  • Estimate gross pay for a month.
  • Review and explain work schedule guidelines.
  • Review and explain company policies to co-workers.
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