Grain Roaster

Tend equipment that roast whole or milled grains.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grain Roasters do?

Tends equipment that roasts whole or milled grain to specified color or hardness preparatory to processing into cereal: Lights gas jets under drum or pan and sets temperature regulator at specified setting. Moves controls to transfer grain to drum or pan and start agitator that prevents sticking of grain to sides of vessel. Shovels grain from outer edge of pan to center to ensure uniform agitation of batch. Pushes grain from pan, using scoop, or pulls lever to dump grain onto conveyor after specified time, or determines removal time by matching color of roasted grain with color of standard sample. Records temperature reading and roasting time of batch. May start conveyor to move roasted grain to cooling pan and agitate grain with rake as blower forces air through perforated bottom of pan.

Should I be a Grain Roaster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Roaster, Grain

    How to become a Grain Roaster

    Most Grain Roasters 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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