Smoke Room Operator

Tend burning rooms to bleach straw hats with burning sulfur.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Smoke Room Operators do?

Tends burning room to bleach strawhats with burning sulfur: Loads racks with hats and wheels them into room. Pours powdered sulfur into pan provided with electric heating unit, closes door of room, and turns electric switch to burn sulfur in pan. Turns on ventilator fan and removes hats after specified time.

Should I be a Smoke Room Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Raisin-Separator Operator

    How to become a Smoke Room Operator

    Most Smoke Room 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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