Pack tobaccos into hogsheads for storage or shipment.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Prizers do?

Packs tobacco into hogsheads for storage or shipment, performing any combination of following tasks: Climbs into hogshead and pulls hands of tobacco from stick held by FEEDER-CATCHER, TOBACCO or receives hands of tobacco and packs tobacco into hogshead. Tramples tobacco hands, strips, or stems fed into hogshead by chute. Pulls charger from movable rack onto top of hogshead so tobacco can be packed above top of hogshead. Opens chute to feed tobacco into hogshead until specified weight is indicated by scale. Stands on platform above hogshead and packs tobacco, using T-shaped stick, as tobacco is fed into hogshead by chute. May be designated according to stage at which packed as Green-Prize Packer.

Should I be a Prizer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Jack Prizer, Prizer Hand, Stamp Presser, Tobacco Prizer

    How to become a Prizer

    Most Prizers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9raaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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