Corn Press Operator

Tend machines that shape and cook dough to make tortillas and corn chips.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Corn Press Operators do?

Tends machine that shapes and cooks dough to make tortillas and corn chips: Kneads masa into loaves as masa emerges from corn-grinding machine and places masa into hopper of shaping machine. Starts machine to flatten dough between rollers, cut it into shape, and convey shaped dough through baking oven to make tortillas, or frying tank to make corn chips. Inspects cooked tortillas or corn chips for color, size, and texture and regulates cooking temperature and conveying speed as required. May be designated according to product made as Corn-Chip Maker; Tortilla Maker.

Should I be a Corn Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Corn Press Operator

    Most Corn Press Operators 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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