Dehydrator Tender

Tend sulfur and drying chambers to bleach and dehydrate fruits.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dehydrator Tenders do?

Tends sulfur and drying chambers to bleach and dehydrate fruit: Starts conveyors to load trays with fruit, and levels fruit in trays to ensure thorough processing. Pushes loaded cart into sulfurizing chamber and lights burner to generate fumes. Moves cart from sulfurizing chamber into drying chamber to dehydrate fruit. Observes gauges, and regulates and maintains specified temperature and humidity in drying chambers. Feels and observes fruit during dehydrating process to ascertain firmness and color in accordance with standards. Pulls cart from heating chamber. May record drying time of each load.

Should I be a Dehydrator Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Food Dehydrator Operator

    How to become a Dehydrator Tender

    Most Dehydrator Tenders 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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