Twister Hand

Roll leaves of tobacco together to form twists of chewing tobacco.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Twister Hands do?

Rolls leaves of tobacco together to form twists of chewing tobacco: Overlaps leaves of tobacco on table and rolls leaves together or places filler tobacco on leaves and rolls leaves over filler to form roll, using fingers and palms of hands. Folds roll in middle and rolls again to form twist. Periodically weighs twists to determine whether weight is within prescribed limits.


Should I be a Twister Hand?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Hoister, Wire Twister

    How to become a Twister Hand

    Twister Hands generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Twister Hand-related education!
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