Vacuum Conditioner Operator

Tend vacuum conditioners that moisten opened hogsheads of tobacco.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Vacuum Conditioner Operators do?

Tends vacuum conditioner that moistens opened hogsheads of tobacco for further processing: Opens chamber door and pushes hogsheads of tobacco into chamber or starts hydraulic lift that moves hogsheads into chamber. Closes chamber door, starts vacuum pump, and turns valve to admit steam into chamber. Observes gauges and dials on control panel to determine when temperature and air, steam, and vacuum pressure reach specified levels to force steam through tobacco. Removes hogsheads from chamber.

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

  • Also known as: Vacuum-Cooker Operator

    How to Become a
    Vacuum Conditioner Operator

    Most Vacuum Conditioner 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:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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