Profession cigarette tester
Cigarette testers control cigarette input materials such as filters, tobacco leaves, shredded tobacco, and cellophane wrappers to ensure that products conform to company standards. They perform inspections in order to detect production imperfections such as loose ends, stems, defective glue lines, and inadequate filters. Then, they use their observations to feed back and improve the manufacturing process.
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- Conventional / Realistic
- Curing methods for tobacco leaves
Methods for curing tobacco leaves, for example air curing in unheated enclosed areas, flue curing in a barn heated by pipes and sun curing, where the leaves are left to dry in the sun.
The study of statistical theory, methods and practices such as collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments in order to forecast and plan work-related activities.
- Fermentation process of tobacco leaves
Process by which ammonia is released from the leaf. It can be done by raising the temperature and humidity, by heaping the tobacco into large piles or by using of a kiln. Under the raised temperature and humidity, enzymes in the leaf cause fermentation.
- Variety of tobacco leaves
Types of tobacco cultivars and varieties and their characteristics. Connection of attributes with cigar or cigarettes product requirements.
- Manufacturing of by-products from tobacco
The processes, materials, and techniques to manufacture by products using tobacco leaves as a base such as tobacco paste for the skin and insecticides.
- Quality prototype of a tobacco leaf
Characteristics and properties of a tobacco leaf to grade and consider it of high, medium, or low quality product taking into account colour variations, tears, tar spots, tight grain, and size of the leaf.
- History of tobacco
History of the cultivation of tobacco for chewing or smoking. Changing tastes and fashions, variations in cultural status and different stages of political and trading importance.
- Tobacco manufacturing regulations
Laws, regulations and administrative provisions concerning the manufacture and presentation of tobacco and related products.
- 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.
- Separate tobacco shreds by size
Weigh tobacco for a specified number of cigarettes. Place it in an agitator equipped with a series of screens to sort shreds based on size.
- Assess nicotine levels in tobacco leaves
Assess levels of nicotine in tobacco leaves by referring to the curing and fermentation methods of the tobacco, by using different tools and equipment for testing, and by relying on his/her experience in sensorial testing.
- 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.
- Keep task records
Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.
- Assess moisture levels in tobacco leaves
Test tobacco leaves with an electric moisture meter to obtain moisture content.
- Apply HACCP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
- Perform sensory evaluation
Evaluating the quality of a given type of food or beverage based on its appearance, smell, taste, aroma, and others. Suggest possible improvements and comparisons with other products.
- Assure quality of tobacco leaves
Assure quality of tobacco leaves by examining leaves for colour variations, tears, tar spots, tight grain, and size under specifications. Place leaves not suitable for wrapper in separate pile. Fold wrapper leaves into bundles for stripping.
- Assess sugar levels in tobacco leaves
Assess levels of sugar in tobacco leaves by referring to the curing and fermentation methods of the tobacco, by using different tools and equipment for testing, and by relying on your experience in sensorial testing.
- Apply GMP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- Perform test in cigarette-making machine
Test a sample from cigarette-making machine for the weight of each cigarette.
- Report test findings
Report test results with a focus on findings and recommendations, differentiating results by levels of severity. Include relevant information from the test plan and outline the test methodologies, using metrics, tables, and visual methods to clarify where needed.
- Grade tobacco leaves
Grade tobacco leaves to reflect their quality and suitability for different tobacco products.
- Check quality of products on the production line
Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.
- Compute average weight of cigarettes
Compute the average weight of cigarettes in a sample. Compare the obtained value with standard to determine deviations.
- Determine shreds sizes percentage in cigarettes
Weigh tobacco from a single cigarette sorted by shred size and determine percentage of each size using a conversion table.