Profession leaf sorter
Leaf sorters analyse colour and condition of tobacco leaves in order to determine whether they should be used as cigar wrappers or binders. They select leaves without visible defects taking into account colour variations, tears, tar spots, tight grain, and sizes as per specifications. They fold wrapper leaves into bundles for stripping.
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- 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.
- Curing methods for tobacco leaves
Processes which aim at eliminating the moisture of tobacco leaves and grant scent in order to prepare them for consumption.
- Manufacturing of smokeless tobacco products
The processes, materials, and techniques to manufacture different types of smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, tobacco gum and snus.
- History of tobacco
The different stages and developments of tobacco cultivation, cultural particularities and trading through time.
- 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.
- 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.
- Check quality of products on the production line
Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.
- Grade tobacco leaves
Grade tobacco leaves to reflect their quality and suitability for different tobacco products.
- Assess the colour curing of tobacco leaves
Assess colour curing of tobacco leaves to determine the stage of curing and aging of the leaf.
- Blend tobacco leaves
Blend tobacco leaves by cutting, conditioning, and blending the leaves of tobacco before these are being wrapped in a cigar or cut for cigarettes.
- Perform sensory evaluation
Evaluate 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.
- Exert quality control to processing food
Ensure the quality of all factors involved in a food production process.
- 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.
- Apply HACCP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
- Apply GMP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- Maintain updated professional knowledge
Regularly attend educational workshops, read professional publications, actively participate in professional societies.
- Mark differences in colours
Identify differences between colours, such as shades of colour.
- Sort tobacco leaves
Sort tobacco leaves according to colour and condition. Select the leaves with the best specifications for rolling cigars and for quality assurance. Sort tobacco leaves for manufacturing of different products such as pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillswork in a food processing team liaise with colleagues collect samples for analysis tobacco products act reliably liaise with managers show confidence
Source: Sisyphus ODB