Cigarette Packing Machine Operator

Tend machines that form packages; fill, wrap them and attach stamps.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cigarette Packing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that forms cigarette packages, fills packages with cigarettes, wraps packages with cellophane, and attaches stamps: Pulls lever to lock tray of cigarettes over hopper and removes bottom of tray to allow cigarettes to fall into hopper. Fills label hopper and stamp hopper, and pours paste into receptacle. Places spool of paperbacked foil on spindle and threads foil through rollers and guides. Starts machine and inspects packages for defects in folding, centering of labels, or gluing of stamp and wrapper. Cleans machine, using brush, and turns thumbscrews to adjust guides and rollers. May tend machine with cellophane-wrapping attachment [CELLOPHANE WRAPPER, MACHINE].


Should I be a Cigarette Packing Machine Operator?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Cigarette-Boxing-Machine Operator, Cigarette Packer, Soft-Work-Cigar-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Cigarette Packing Machine Operator

    Most Cigarette Packing Machine Operators 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:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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