Filter Tip Inspector

Inspect cigarette filter plugs to detect imperfections.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Filter Tip Inspectors do?

Inspects cigarette filter plugs to detect imperfections: Removes plugs from conveyor of filter-making machine and examines plugs for dirt and irregularities in size, firmness, sealing, and cut. Tears paper from plug and examines filter material for defects. Measures and examines plug seams, using magnifying glass with graduated scale. Records findings on chart. Notifies CIGARETTE-FILTER-MAKING-MACHINE OPERATOR or MACHINE ADJUSTER of deviations from specifications. Tests air draft of filter rods, using draft-resistance meter.


Should I be a Filter Tip Inspector?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Filter Inspector, Fitter, Factory, Inspector, Filters, Inspector, Filter Tip, Oil Filters Inspector

    How to become a Filter Tip Inspector

    Most Filter Tip Inspectors 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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