Filter Tip Catcher

Off bear and examine cigarette filter plugs.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Filter Tip Catchers do?

Off bears and examines cigarette filter plugs discharged from cigarette filter-making machine: Picks up double handful of plugs and examines them for defects in cutting, gluing, size, and filling. Inspects both ends of plugs and places plugs in tray. Removes defective plugs from tray. Notifies CIGARETTE-FILTER-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR of defective product.


Should I be a Filter Tip Catcher?

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.

  • Also known as: Catcher, Filter Tip

    How to become a Filter Tip Catcher

    Most Filter Tip Catchers 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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