Shrimp Peeling Machine Operator

Set up and operate peeling machines to behead and peel shrimps.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shrimp Peeling Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates peeling machine to behead and peel shrimp preparatory to canning or freezing: Spaces peeling rolls on machine, according to size of shrimp to be processed and adjusts holding rack bars to intermesh between rolls, using wrenches. Turns thumbscrews to adjust spring tension on holding rack bars, according to shrimp size and turns valves to start water flow over rolls. Starts machine and feed conveyor and spreads shrimp over feed pan at head of rolls to ensure even distribution, using wooden rake. Examines samples of peeled shrimp to ensure conformance with standards. Adjusts roll spacing and holding for tension as required. Dismantles and cleans machine with high-pressure stream from water hose. May sterilize machine parts by directing hot water or live steam over them with hose.


Should I be a Shrimp Peeling Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Shrimp-Peeling-Machine Tender

    How to Become a
    Shrimp Peeling Machine Operator

    Shrimp Peeling Machine Operators 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 Shrimp Peeling Machine Operator-related education!
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