Casing Machine Operator

Tend machines that apply flavoring or casing fluid to chewing tobacco.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Casing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that applies flavoring or casing fluid to chewing or smoking tobacco, by either of following methods: Starts machine, pours fluid into trough of machine. Forks or shovels tobacco into hopper or onto conveyor that carries tobacco through revolving drum immersed in fluid or under spraying device. Turns valves and starts pumps to transfer fluid from storage tank to spray tank and to spray fluid on tobacco passing under sprayer on conveyor or fed into revolving drum. Opens valve to admit steam to jacket of spray tank to heat fluid to specified temperature. May remove excess fluid from tobacco [WRINGER OPERATOR 522.685-106]. May tend grinders that grind menthol crystals and add menthol to casing fluid.


Should I be a Casing Machine 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

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    How to become a Casing Machine Operator

    Casing Machine 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 Casing Machine Operator-related education!
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