Citrus Fruit Colorer

Tend equipment subjecting fruits to ethylene gas to produce a natural look.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Citrus Fruit Colorers do?

Tends equipment to subject citrus fruits to ethylene gas to destroy chlorophyll and produce fruit of natural appearance: Ascertains from supervisor time, humidity, and amount of gas to be used for each lot of fruit stored in coloring room. Observes gauges and dials and manipulates controls to steam-heat room, to pump gas throughout room, and to keep specified humidity.


Should I be a Citrus Fruit Colorer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Colorer, Citrus Fruit

    How to become a Citrus Fruit Colorer

    Citrus Fruit Colorers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Citrus Fruit Colorer-related education!
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