Open sealed hogsheads of tobaccos using hammers, hatchets or wire clippers.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Hogshead Openers do?
Opens sealed hogsheads of tobacco, using hammer, hatchet, and wire clippers: Removes nails from headbands and cuts metal band and wooden liner. Raises hogshead to upright position, using hoist. Cuts wire bands and remaining headband, removes head, and allows staves to fall on floor or cuts wire bands and lifts hogshead from packed tobacco. On patented hogsheads, cuts tie wire and headbands or removes pins from eyelets, catches sections of staves as staves fall from hogshead, and removes head.
Should I be a Hogshead Opener?
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:
Hog-Head Singer, Hogshead Hand, Hogshead Stripper, Hogshead Unpacker, Hogshead Wrecker
How to become a Hogshead Opener
Most Hogshead Openers 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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