Almond Blancher Operator

Tend almond-blanching machines that remove skins from almonds.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Almond Blancher Operators do?

Tends almond-blanching machine that removes skins from almonds: Turns valves to fill kettle of machine with water and to admit steam into heating chamber of kettle. Observes steam pressure and water temperature gauges, and turns valves to regulate steam pressure and water temperature, according to specifications. Actuates machine to start flow of almonds into kettle. Turns handwheel to adjust rollers that squeeze skins from almonds. Observes blanched almonds as they emerge from blanching machine and makes necessary adjustments to machine to ensure that skins are removed.

Should I be an Almond Blancher Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become an
    Almond Blancher Operator

    Most Almond Blancher Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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