Tobacco Drier Operator

Tend driers that remove moisture from leaf and processed tobacco.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tobacco Drier Operators do?

Tends driers that remove moisture from leaf and processed tobacco: Starts driers and turns valves to admit steam to heat coils of driers or opens valves on gas burners and sets thermostat. Periodically feels tobacco to determine dryness and regulates heat to dry tobacco within specified limits. May record readings of humidigraphs and thermometers on chart. May feed tobacco into drier. May be designated according to types of tobacco dried as Snuff Drier; Tobacco-Stem-Drier Operator. May tend driers that impart distinctive flavor to tobacco and be designated Toaster Operator.

Should I be a Tobacco Drier 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Tobacco-Stem-Drier Operator

    How to become a Tobacco Drier Operator

    Most Tobacco Drier Operators 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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