Malt Roaster

Control gas-fired ovens to roast barley malts.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Malt Roasters do?

Controls gas-fired ovens to roast barley malt: Observes temperature gauges, and turns gas valves and ignition switches to start and heat ovens to specified temperatures. Opens slide gate of hopper to dump malt into oven. Sets timer to control roasting cycle. Shuts off ovens and opens water valves to drench roasted malt at end of cycle. Dumps malt in cooler tubs and pushes to cleaning machine. Starts conveyor that lifts and dumps malt into cleaning machine. Opens gate and valves to drop malt into storage bins for bagging.


Should I be a Malt Roaster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Malt Roaster

    Most Malt 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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