Butt Maker

Tend machines that form leaf tobacco into cigar-like rolls.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Butt Makers do?

Tends machine that forms scrap and binder leaf tobacco into cigar-like roll and cuts roll into butts of chewing tobacco: Starts machine and dumps scrap into hopper of machine. Feeds binder leaf into machine that wraps leaf around scrap into roll and conveys roll under cutting knives. Places box or basket at discharge end of machine to catch butts.


Should I be a Butt Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • 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.

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    How to become a Butt Maker

    Most Butt Makers 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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