Nut Sorter Operator

Tend machines that separate whole nut meats from those that are chipped.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Nut Sorter Operators do?

Tends machine that separates whole nut meats from those that are chipped, broken, or wormy: Turns dials to specified settings to separate nut meats. Connects calibrator to dials to verify settings. Starts machine and observes rejected nut meats to ascertain whether machine is functioning efficiently. Examines dial settings of machine periodically, using calibrator, and adjusts dials when necessary.


Should I be a Nut Sorter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Nut Sorter Operator

    Most Nut Sorter Operators 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:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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