Candy Puller

Tend candy-pulling machines or knead candy by hand.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Candy Pullers do?

Tends candy-pulling machine or kneads candy by hand to impart specified flavor, color, and consistency to candy preparatory to spinning and cutting: Kneads and pulls batch of candy. Adds specified amount of coloring and flavoring agents and continues kneading until coloring and flavoring are uniformly distributed and candy feels hardened enough to withstand machine pulling. Hangs kneaded ribbon of candy on hooks of pulling machine and starts machine that pulls candy until it feels sufficiently hardened to retain specified consistency after spinning and cutting. May be designated according to candy pulled as Taffy Puller.

Should I be a Candy Puller?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Dross Puller

    How to become a Candy Puller

    Most Candy Pullers 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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