Feed Grinder

Tend machines that grind grains, hays, and corncobs for poultry feeds.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Feed Grinders do?

Tends machines that grind, cut, crimp, shell, or roll grain, hay, corncobs, chaff, and screenings for stock and poultry feed: Opens chute to regulate flow of grain into machine or pitches hay and corncobs into machine hopper. Starts machine and adjusts control to regulate speed, according to fineness of grind specified. May tend separator that cleans grain prior to grinding or to sift ground grain. May start conveyors and elevators to transfer processed feed to storage or packing machine bins. May fill sacks and weigh them on platform scale. May be designated according to machine tended as Corn-Cutter Operator; Corn-Sheller Operator; Crimper Operator; Crusher-Machine Operator; Hammer-Mill Operator; Rolled-Oats-Mill Operator.

Should I be a Feed Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • How to become a Feed Grinder

    Most Feed 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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