Tobacco Feeder-Catcher

Feed or off bear tobacco leaves, bundles, or strips.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tobacco Feeder-Catchers do?

Feeds or off bears tobacco leaves, bundles, or strips to or from processing machine: Loads tobacco onto conveyor or into chutes or hoppers with hands, pitchfork, or shovel, or dumps tobacco from tubs or hampers onto conveyor, using hoist or hydraulic lift. Places containers at discharge end of conveyor to catch tobacco. Pushes containers onto scales. Starts and stops conveyors. May spray tobacco leaves with water to moisten tobacco for further processing. May be designated according to task performed as Packing-Machine Feeder; Rack Loader II.

Should I be a Tobacco Feeder-Catcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Feeder Catcher, Feeder-Catcher, Tobacco

    How to become a Tobacco Feeder-Catcher

    Most Tobacco Feeder-Catchers 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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