Confectioners mix, shape and cook sweeteners and other ingredients to produce confectionery, including chocolate, toffee and other lollies.
Duties & Tasks
Confectioners may perform the following tasks:examine production schedules to determine confectionery types and quantities to be made
check the cleanliness and operation of equipment before beginning production
weigh, measure, mix, dissolve and boil ingredients in pans
operate equipment that refines and tempers chocolate
assist with coating chocolate bars and preparing chocolate products
control temperature and pressure in cookers used to make boiled sweets, starch-moulded products, caramels, toffees, nougat and chocolate centres
operate equipment to compress sugar mixes into sweets
check batch consistency using a stainless steel spatula or measuring equipment such as a refractometer
sort and inspect finished or partly finished products.
Most confectioners work full time. Senior confectioners provide on-the-job training to junior employees and coordinate work in a team environment.
enjoy practical and manual activities
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
neat and clean
enjoy working in a team.