Wrapper Layer

Tend units of fresh-work cigar machines that cut wrapper leaf.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wrapper Layers do?

Tends unit of fresh-work cigar machine that cuts wrapper leaf and wraps leaf around bunch: Spreads wrapper leaf over die of machine. Presses pedal to lower knife that cuts leaf. Releases pedal to raise knife and start mechanism that removes cut leaf and wraps it around bunch. Pastes portion of leaf over holes or tears to patch wrapper leaves.


Should I be a Wrapper Layer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Box Strapper, Bread Wrapper, Fresh-Work Wrapper-Layer, Shredded-Filler-Machine Wrapper-Layer, Tire Wrapper

    How to become a Wrapper Layer

    Most Wrapper Layers 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:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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