Agricultural Produce Washer

Tend machines that wash raw fruits or vegetables.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Agricultural Produce Washers do?

Tends machine that washes raw fruits or vegetables, preparatory to processing, canning, freezing, or packing: Opens valve to fill machine with water and adds prescribed cleaning agents. Dumps raw fruits or vegetables into machine hopper and starts conveyor that carries produce through machine. Drains, cleans, and refills machine at designated intervals. May lubricate machine and make minor repairs. When operating washer with waxing unit attached, may be designated Washing-And-Waxing-Machine Operator. May be designated according to commodity washed as Apple Washer; Carrot Washer; Orange Washer.


Should I be an Agricultural Produce Washer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Production Washer, Washer, Agricultural Produce

    How to Become an
    Agricultural Produce Washer

    Most Agricultural Produce Washers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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