Casing Cooker

Tend heated vats to mix and cook tobacco casing fluid ingredients.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Casing Cookers do?

Tends heated vats to mix and cook tobacco casing fluid ingredients: Admits steam into jacket of vat. Dumps solid ingredients into vat and pours liquids from pail or turns valve to admit liquids, following written or oral instructions. Starts agitator in vat or stirs mixture with paddle to mix ingredients and prevent them from boiling over. Starts pump or removes bung from bottom of vat, after mixture is cooked into syrup, to transfer casing fluid to storage tanks. May measure specific gravity of fluid, using hydrometer, and add water, according to consistency of mix. May weigh or measure cooked ingredients.


Should I be a Casing Cooker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Cooker, Casing

    How to become a Casing Cooker

    Most Casing Cookers 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:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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