Wheat Cleaner

Tend equipment that clean, moisturize, and crack wheat for cereal products.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wheat Cleaners do?

Tends equipment that cleans, moisturizes, and cracks wheat for cereal products, preparatory to cooking: Starts conveyors to transfer wheat from storage to vibrating screens in grading and cleaning units. Sets thermostat at specified temperature to heat water used to wash grain and increase moisture content to designated value. Turns valves and moves controls to regulate flow of water and grain through washer and soaking bin and to transfer grain to grinder rolls for cracking. Observes process to correct conveyor jamming and to open plugged holes in separator screens.

Should I be a Wheat Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Wheat Cleaner

    Most Wheat Cleaners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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