Granulating Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut tobaccos into granular form.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Granulating Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts tobacco into granular form and screens dust and coarse particles from granulated tobacco: Starts conveyor, cutting knives, fans, and screens. Shovels tobacco into hopper and shoves tobacco between feed rolls of machine that carry tobacco under cutting knives. Observes screening process and removes foreign material left in screened tobacco. Places boxes or trucks at discharge end of machine to catch granulated tobacco.


Should I be a Granulating Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Graduating Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Granulating Machine Operator

    Most Granulating 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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