Meal Grinder Tender

Tend machines that grind grains between rollers.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Meal Grinder Tenders do?

Tends machines that grind grain between rollers: Observes flow of grain between grinding rollers. Adjusts slides to regulate flow of grain to rollers and turns hand screws to regulate space between rollers, under direction of GRINDER OPERATOR. Pulls lever to spring rolls apart when grain stops flowing, to prevent damage to rollers. May start conveyor that transports grain from storage area to grinding machines. May lubricate machines. May obtain sample of ground grain for testing.

Should I be a Meal Grinder Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Grinder Tender

    How to become a Meal Grinder Tender

    Most Meal Grinder Tenders 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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