Tend equipment that roast, blanch, and clean shelled nuts.
What does a Nut Roaster do?
Tends equipment that roasts, blanches, and cleans shelled nuts: Sets temperature and time controls on oven for roasting process. Fills trays with nuts by hand and places trays in oven, or dumps nuts into feeder bin of screen conveyorized cooker or rotary drum in oven. Removes sample of nuts from oven, using spoon, compares nuts with color standard, and adjusts time and temperature controls of oven to ensure specified roasting. Removes specified number of trays of roasted nuts from oven for further processing, or pulls lever to empty roasted nuts from rotary oven into bin. Smooths out nuts in bin, using rake. Pushes bin over forced draft air vent to cool nuts. Tilts bin by hand or by hoist to dump cooled nuts into hopper of machines that remove skins, sprouts, stones, shell particles, and dirt, and starts machine. May immerse and roast nuts in hot oil bath. May coat nuts with liquid gum arabic prior to roasting to provide adhesive surface for salt. May sprinkle nuts with salt, garlic, cheese, or other seasonings by hand or by using automatic equipment. May pack nuts in bags or sacks. May be designated according to kind of nut roasted as Almond Roaster; Peanut Roaster; or according to whether oil is used as Dry Roaster; Wet Roaster.