Corn Grinder

Tend grinding machines that hull cooked corns and grind it into masa.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Corn Grinders do?

Tends grinding machine that hulls cooked corn and grinds it into masa for use in production of products, such as tortillas and corn chips: Scoops cooked corn into hopper of grinding machine or attaches pipe to outlet on soaking vat and starts pump to transfer corn from holding vat through washer and onto conveyor that carries corn into hopper of grinder. Starts grinder. Feels masa to determine consistency of grind, and adjusts grinding stones when necessary.


Should I be a Corn Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Contact-Lens-Curve Grinder, Corn Husker, Multifocal-Button Countersink Grinder

    How to become a Corn Grinder

    Most Corn Grinders 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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