Crushing Machine Operator

Tend machines that crush grapes to form musts for use in making wines.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crushing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that crushes grapes to form must for use in making wine: Starts machine and regulates rate of flow of grapes into crusher. Opens outlet valves to drain must into fermenting tanks. Starts refuse conveyor that removes stems from machine. Removes debris from crusher reservoir and outlets. Cleans and lubricates machine.

Should I be a Crushing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Cocoa-Milling-Machine Operator, Crusher-Machine Operator, Deburring Machine Operator, Deoiling Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Crushing Machine Operator

    Most Crushing Machine Operators 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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