Tobacco Sample Puller

Obtain and grind samples of tobacco leaves used in making moisture tests.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tobacco Sample Pullers do?

Obtains and grinds samples of tobacco leaves used in making moisture tests: Pulls leaves from hands of tobacco at discharge end of redrying machine or extracts sample of tobacco strips from hogsheads or shipping cartons, using electric auger. Feeds sample into grinder. Pours ground tobacco into container, places container in tumbler, starts tumbler to mix ground sample, and labels container showing date, machine, hogshead number, grade, and time collected. May only extract and label samples for grinding and be designated Sample Driller.


Should I be a Tobacco Sample Puller?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Sample Puller, Tobacco Classer, Tobacco Sampler

    How to become a Tobacco Sample Puller

    Most Tobacco Sample Pullers 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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