Profession cigarette making machine operator

Cigarette making machine operators tend cigarette-making machines to encase tobacco in continuous paper rolls followed by cutting cigarettes from roll. They place roll of cigarette paper on spindles and set monogram-printing devices to print brand name on cigarette paper at specified position.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Manufacturing of smoked tobacco products

    The processes, materials, and techniques to manufacture different types of smoked tobacco products such as cigars, fine cut tobacco, pipe tobacco, and cigarettes.


  • Operate monogram-printing device

    Set up and operate monogram-printing device to print brand on cigarette paper at specified position.

  • Monitor machine operations

    Observing machine operations and evaluating product quality thereby ensuring conformity to standards.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Use wrenches

    Use spanners to adjust machinery and equipment.

  • Stock tobacco products machines with materials

    Stock machine with materials for production of tobacco products. Take care to provide adequate quantities of paper, filters, glue, and other materials to achieve the daily production plan.

  • Mark differences in colours

    The ability to mark or detect differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Be at ease in unsafe environments

    Be at ease in unsafe environments like being exposed to dust, rotating equipment, hot surfaces, sub-freezing and cold storage areas, noise, wet floors and moving lift equipment.

  • Carry out checks of production plant equipment

    Carry out checks of the machinery and equipment used in the production plant. Ensure that the machinery is working properly, set machines before usage, and assure continuous operability of the equipment.

  • Exert quality control to processing food

    Ensure the quality of all factors involved in a food production process.

  • Perform detailed tobacco manufacturing operations

    Perform precise tobacco manufacturing operations with great attention and detail to all steps in the creation of a qualitative product.

  • Tend cigarette making machine

    Tend cigarette making machine assuring fluent operations and sufficient equipment of materials in the machine such as leaves, filters, and glue. Put the cut and conditioned tobacco, known as cut filler, it is wrapped in cigarette paper by machine to produce a 'continuous cigarette'. This is then cut to the appropriate length and the filter is added and wrapped to the cigarette rod with tipping paper.

  • Follow hygienic procedures during food processing

    Ensure a clean working space according to hygienic standards in the food processing industry.

  • Ensure sanitation

    Keep workspaces and equipment free from dirt, infection, and disease by removing waste, trash and providing for appropriate cleaning.

  • Operate tobacco drying technology

    Operate tobacco drying technology that dries the tobacco at higher temperatures and therefore more quickly than conventional dryers. Shorter drying times reduce tobacco degradation and energy consumption.

  • Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages

    Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.

  • Check quality of products on the production line

    Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.

  • Clean waste materials from machines

    Clean waste materials from machine using the adequate equipment or appliances as to ensure smooth operations, avoid accidents, and maintain clean working place.

  • Regulates flow of shredded tobacco

    Regulate flow of tobacco to make sure that each cigarette contains the specified amount of shredded tobacco.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production health, safety and hygiene legislation blend tobacco leaves history of tobacco follow given instructions liaise with managers keep machines oiled for steady functioning act reliably perform pre-blending of tobacco leaves liaise with colleagues variety of tobacco leaves label samples