Potato Peeling Machine Operator

Tend machines that wash and peel potatoes.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Potato Peeling Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that washes and peels potatoes: Loads potatoes into hopper of machine by hand or by use of hoist. Starts machine and equipment that cuts oversized potatoes in half and conveys potatoes through washing and peeling units. Observes operation of machine to prevent jamming and ensure that potato skins are removed. In batch-type machine, adjusts timing device to control stay of potatoes in pot containing abrasive disk. In continuous-type machine, pushes lever to regulate flow of potatoes over abrasive rollers to control amount of skin removed. Inspects peeled potatoes, passing on conveyor belt, and discards rotten potatoes. Cuts up oversized potatoes and removes unsuitable parts, using knife.

Should I be a Potato Peeling Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Potato Peeler

    How to Become a
    Potato Peeling Machine Operator

    Most Potato Peeling Machine 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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