Pulper Tender

Tend machines that extract juice.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pulper Tenders do?

Tends machine that extracts juice, and separates seeds and pulp from fresh and precooked fruits, berries, and tomatoes: Places containers under discharge outlets of pulping machine to receive juice, seeds, and pulp. Starts equipment to pump or convey material through machines or dumps fruit, berries, or vegetables in machine hopper. Observes passage of juice flowing from discharge outlet to ensure that juice is free of pulp and seeds. Removes filled containers from discharge outlets. Replaces damaged or clogged filter screen, using handtools. May adjust paddles in machine, using wrench. May add measured amounts of salt to tomato juice. May heat berries in open kettle prior to processing in pulping machine. May clean and sterilize machine, using steam hose. May be designated according to product pulped as Tomato-Pulper Operator.

Should I be a Pulper Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Pulper Tender

    Most Pulper Tenders 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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