Corn Popper

Tend one or more gas ovens to pop corns.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Corn Poppers do?

Tends one or more gas ovens to pop corn: Lights ovens and starts rotating cone- or drum-shaped perforated oven. Dumps measured amount of corn into oven. Places container at discharge end of oven to receive popcorn or starts conveyor to carry corn through screen to remove unpopped kernels. Moves lever to reverse rotation of oven and to dump unpopped kernels into container beneath oven. When popping corn by wet method, pushes level to release measured amount of oil into unpopped corn in stationary oven. May prepare syrup and coat popcorn to make popcorn candy [POPCORN-CANDY MAKER].


Should I be a Corn Popper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cereal Popper, Popcorn Maker, Popped-Corn Oven Attendant

    How to become a Corn Popper

    Most Corn Poppers 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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