Spice Miller

Tend machines that grind spices.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spice Millers do?

Tends machines that grind spices, such as cinnamon and chili pepper: Opens storage hopper gate to fill hammer or rolling-type grinding mill with spice. Moves lever to control spice feed and places containers under sifting screen or discharge spout. Examines crushed spices to verify consistency of grind. Cleans or replaces rollers, sifters, and other machine parts. May be designated according to spice ground as Chili-Pepper Grinder; Cinnamon Grinder; or according to type of grinding machine tended as Spice Miller, Hammer Mill; Spice Miller, Rolling Mill.

Should I be a Spice Miller?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Billet Sawyer, Peanut Sheller, Pecan Sheller, Spice Miller, Hammer Mill, Spice Miller, Rolling Mill, Spouter

    How to become a Spice Miller

    Most Spice Millers 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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