Fruit Bar Maker

Tend machines that grind dried fruits.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fruit Bar Makers do?

Tends machine that grinds dried fruit preparatory to making natural fruit confections: Dumps mixed dried fruit, such as raisins, dates, figs, and prunes, into machine hopper and starts grinder. Places container at machine discharge outlet to receive ground fruit. Removes filled container and molds ground fruit into circular shape by hand. Cuts molded fruit into equal bars, using hand held cutting wheel. Places bars onto tray preparatory to coconut coating.

Should I be a Fruit Bar Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Barrel Maker, Fruit Dumper, Fruit Pitter, Sweet-Pickled-Fruit Maker

    How to become a Fruit Bar Maker

    Fruit Bar Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Fruit Bar Maker-related education!
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