Rice Cleaning Machine Tender

Tend battery of machines that clean rough grain preparatory to milling.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rice Cleaning Machine Tenders do?

Tends battery of machines that clean rough grain preparatory to milling, and mill, brush, grade, and polish grain: Starts machines, such as shelling stones, grain hullers, paddy separators, grain brush, grain cleaning machine, and grain polisher. Turns wheels to adjust feeder equipment of machines. Turns valves to regulate flow of compressed air into machines to blow chaff and dust from grain. Examines grain during processing to ensure that production and quality standards are met. Adjusts machines. Opens gates on feed pipes to route grain to designated milling machines. Performs maintenance duties, such as scraping sieves in machine with stick to remove dirt, straw, or other foreign material, lubricating equipment, and tightening belts, bolts, and nuts, using mechanics handtools. Gauges height of grain in storage tank, using tape measure. Converts measurement to number of bushels in bin, using conversion chart.


Should I be a Rice Cleaning Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Stem-Cleaning-Machine Feeder

    How to Become a
    Rice Cleaning Machine Tender

    Most Rice Cleaning Machine 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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