Remove stems from tobacco leaves to prepare tobacco for use as fillers.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Hand Stemmers do?
Removes stems from tobacco leaves to prepare tobacco for use as filler, binder, or wrapper for cigars, plug, or twist chewing tobacco: Strips leaf from stem, starting at tip end of leaf. Spreads and stacks wrapper leaves in piles, keeping leaves separated into left- and right-hand books. Places filler tobacco and stems in box or can. May be designated according to tobacco stripped as Binder Stripper, Hand; Scrap Stripper, Hand; Wrapper Stripper, Hand.
Should I be a Hand Stemmer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Filler Stemmer, Hand, Leaf Stemmer, Hand, Sidehand, Stemmer, Hand, Tobacco Stripper, Hand, Wrapper Stemmer, Hand
How to become a Hand Stemmer
Most Hand Stemmers 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.
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