Cigarette Package Examiner

Examine packages of cigarettes to detect packing or wrapping defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cigarette Package Examiners do?

Examines packages of cigarettes to detect packing or wrapping defects: Gathers sample package from each packing and wrapping machine and weighs package to determine whether weight of cigarettes and package conforms to standards. Pulls tear tape, removes cellophane wrapper, and examines glue line to detect defective gluing. Opens packages with defective folding, printing, or stamp alignment and returns cigarettes for rewrapping. Records weight and number of defective packages from each machine. Notifies CELLOPHANE WRAPPER, MACHINE or CIGARETTE-PACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR of defects.

Should I be a Cigarette Package Examiner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Cigarette Examiner, Cigarette-Making Examiner, Cigar-Packing Examiner, Final Cigar and Box Examiner

    How to Become a
    Cigarette Package Examiner

    Most Cigarette Package Examiners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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