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Tempering Machine Operator Salary

$38,712 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tempering Machine Operator is $38,712 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tempering Machine Operator is between $29,221 and $46,589. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Heats and cools chocolate using water-jacketed kettles or automatic equipment to temper chocolate in preparation for molding or coating operations.
  • Starts pumps to transfer specified quantity of chocolate from storage tanks or dumps block chocolate into tempering kettles.
  • Observes thermometer and turns valves to admit water or steam into jacket of kettle and to alternately heat and cool chocolate, according to temperature time chart specifications.
  • Starts agitators and scrapers to mix chocolate in tank.
  • Tests viscosity of chocolate with viscosimeter, and adds cocoa butter and lecithin as required.
  • Pumps chocolate from tempering kettle through water-cooled column when using automatic tempering equipment.
  • Sets thermometer dial to regulate temperature of chocolate to achieve specified temper.
Tempering Machine Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 33,340

Estimated population of Tempering Machine Operator jobs: 520

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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