Seed Potato Arranger

Tend machines that cut potatoes into sections of uniform size.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Seed Potato Arrangers do?

Tends machine that cuts potatoes into sections of uniform size for use as seed: Pushes button to start machinery that carries potatoes to, through, and from cutter blades. Arranges potatoes, according to size, on feed conveyor in line with knives. Discards diseased and rotting potatoes. Monitors potato flow and observes machinery operation to detect jams and malfunctions. Clears jams, and reports malfunctions to supervisor. Rakes up potatoes and potato sections that have fallen from conveyors.

Should I be a Seed Potato Arranger?

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

  • Also known as: Potato Bucker, Potato Picker

    How to become a Seed Potato Arranger

    Most Seed Potato Arrangers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9eaaaa&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29|certificate+%286%25%29||bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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