Spice Fumigator

Tend equipment that fumigate incoming shipments of spices to kill insects.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spice Fumigators do?

Tends equipment that fumigates incoming shipments of spices to kill insects: Stacks sacks, boxes, and cartons of spices in fumigating tank; or moves loaded pallet into fumigating room, using handtruck. Starts exhaust pump or opens valve on carbon dioxide pressure cylinder to remove or force air from fumigating tank or room. Pours specified quantities of liquid fumigants, such as ethylene oxide, into container in fumigating tank; or opens valve on pressure cylinder to admit specified amounts of gaseous fumigant into tank or room. Opens ventilating valves and starts vacuum pump or blower to remove fumigants after specified time. Removes spices from fumigating tank or room. May be required to hold fumigator’s license issued by local health department.


Should I be a Spice Fumigator?

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

  • Also known as: Service Girl

    How to become a Spice Fumigator

    Spice Fumigators 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 Spice Fumigator-related education!
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