Wringer Operator

Tend machines that saturate tobacco leaves with casing fluid.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wringer Operators do?

Tends machine that saturates tobacco leaves with casing fluid and removes excess fluid from leaves: Admits fluid to vat. Starts conveyor that feeds leaves through fluid and to wringer rolls of machine, or dumps leaves into vat, allows leaves to absorb moisture for specified time, and feeds moistened leaves between wringer rolls. Removes clogged leaves from rollers, using stick. Cleans rollers and vat, using steam and airhose.

Should I be a Wringer 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Casing-Wringer Operator, Door Slinger, Poacher-Wringer Operator, Tetryl-Wringer Operator, Wrapper Dipper See More

    How to become a Wringer Operator

    Most Wringer Operators 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:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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