Nut Grinder

Tend machines that grind nut meats into meal.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Nut Grinders do?

Tends machine that grinds nut meats into meal: Turns thumbscrew or handwheels to adjust distance between grinding rollers. Fills machine hopper with almond meats, and starts machine. Places container at discharge end of machine to catch emerging nut meal. Inspects sample of ground nut meal for fineness of grind, and adjusts rollers when necessary to ensure that nut meats are ground to specifications. May start vacuum hose to remove foreign matter from nut meats. May be designated according to type of nut ground as Almond Grinder.

Should I be a Nut Grinder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Nut Cracker

    How to become a Nut Grinder

    Nut Grinders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Nut Grinder-related education!
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