Mash Grinder

Tend mills and agitating vats that grind and mix flour and malt with water.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mash Grinders do?

Tends mill and agitating vat that grind and mix flour and malt with water, to make malted milk mash: Turns water valve to fill vat and starts grinder and agitator. Transfers flour and malt from storage silo by moving microswitch controls to deposit specified amounts through automatic scale hopper into mill or by placing counters on meters and starting conveyors that carry measured amounts through grinder into vat. Observes ammeter, and grain and water meters to detect deviations from specifications, and moves levers to alter grain and water flow. Pumps mash to mash kettles. May heat mash by mixing steam with water.


Should I be a Mash Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Mud Grinder

    How to become a Mash Grinder

    Most Mash Grinders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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