Seed Cutter

Cut seed potatoes into sections of uniform size for mechanical planting.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $26,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Seed Cutters do?

Cuts seed potatoes into sections of uniform size for mechanical planting, using any of following methods: Cuts potato into sections containing one or more eyes, using paring knife or draws potato along knife attached to table. Dumps potatoes into hopper of machine that cuts potatoes in half. Places potatoes on revolving arms of machine that cuts potatoes into quarters.


Should I be a Seed Cutter?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Celery Packer, Firebreak Cutter, Flower Cutter, Grape Cutter, Lettuce Cutter, Potato Seed Cutter, Sugar Cane Planter See More

    How to become a Seed Cutter

    Seed Cutters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Seed Cutter-related education!
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