Moisture Meter Operator

Test moisture content of tobaccos in various stages of processing.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Moisture Meter Operators do?

Tests moisture content of tobacco in various stages of processing by either of following methods: Places tobacco sample in electrical moisture meter and turns on current. Observes meter indicator and compares reading with conversion chart to determine moisture content. Records date, time, temperature, moisture content, and meter reading for each sample tested. Weighs sample of tobacco and places sample in oven. Removes and weighs sample after specified time. Compares difference in weights with conversion chart to determine moisture content.

Should I be a Moisture Meter Operator?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Moisture Meter Reader, Tag-Meter Operator

    How to become a Moisture Meter Operator

    Most Moisture Meter 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: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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