Peanut Blancher

Tend blanching machines that remove skins from shelled peanuts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Peanut Blanchers do?

Tends blanching machine that removes skins from shelled peanuts: Starts machine and pours peanuts into machine hopper. Inspects peanuts as they fall from machine onto moving belt and picks out foreign matter, unblanched peanuts, and peanuts that fail to meet production specifications. May sack blanched peanuts [PACKAGER, HAND]. May tend sorting machine that electronically locates and removes unblanched peanuts.

Should I be a Peanut Blancher?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Black Pickler

    How to become a Peanut Blancher

    Most Peanut Blanchers 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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