Grain Wafer Machine Operator

Tend machines that form and bake whole grains of wheat or rice into wafers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Grain Wafer Machine Operators do?

Tends machines that soak, form, and bake whole grains of wheat or rice into wafers: Dumps sacks of grain into soaking tank. Turns valve to regulate flow of water into tank, and starts tank revolving. Turns off water after specified soaking period and starts air blower to dry grain. Pushes lever to empty tank, and starts screw conveyor that moves grain into feed hopper of baking machine. Lights gas burners to heat crushing and baking rollers. Starts machine that flattens and bakes grains into solid sheets. Turns valve to adjust temperature of rollers depending on color and texture of extruded sheet of wafers. Fills salting hopper, using hand scoop.


Should I be a Grain Wafer Machine Operator?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Cone Baker, Machine, Pie Maker, Machine, Sugar-Wafer-Machine Operator, Waffle-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Grain Wafer Machine Operator

    Most Grain Wafer Machine Operators 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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