Automatic Spreader Operator

Tend machines that spread tobaccos evenly onto the conveyor belts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Spreader Operators do?

Tends machine that spreads tobacco evenly onto conveyor belt. Places saratoga filled with tobacco on hydraulic lift and starts machine. Pulls lever to hoist saratoga and dump tobacco into hopper of machine where prong-studded shaft fluffs tobacco and spreads tobacco evenly onto conveyor belt. Cleans tobacco from prongs of shaft.

Should I be an Automatic Spreader Operator?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Semiautomatic-Stitcher Operator, Spreader Operator, Spreader Operator, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Spreader Operator

    Automatic Spreader 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 Automatic Spreader Operator-related education!
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