Nut Steamer

Immerse nuts in hot water to soften shells to facilitate shelling process.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Nut Steamers do?

Immerses nuts in hot water to soften shells to facilitate shelling process: Turns valve to fill vat or kettle with water. Starts heaters and sets temperature gauge to maintain required temperature. Places nuts, such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts, into wire basket, and lowers basket into vat of hot water, using hoist. Removes basket from vat after specified time.

Should I be a Nut Steamer?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Steam Box Hand, Vat Skimmer

    How to become a Nut Steamer

    Most Nut Steamers 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:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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