Profession leaf tier

Leaf tiers tie tobacco leaves manually into bundles for processing. They select loose leaves by hand and arrange them with butt ends together. They wind tie leaf around butts.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Variety of tobacco leaves

    Types of tobacco cultivars and varieties and their characteristics. Connection of attributes with cigar or cigarettes product requirements.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Perform tobacco leaves conditioning

    Perform tobacco leaves conditioning. Process tobacco to ensure that it retains elasticity by passing it through a controlled environment at the right temperature and humidity levels.

  • 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.

  • Perform pre-blending of tobacco leaves

    Pre-blend tobacco leaves to ensure a balanced mix of different types of tobacco in one hand.

  • Apply HACCP

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

  • Dry tobacco leaves

    Dry tobacco leaves to a precisely defined level of moisture according to product specifications. Drying takes place toward the end of the tobacco conditioning.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • 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.

  • Perform different tobacco leaves curing methods

    Perform different tobacco leaves curing methods such as air-curing tobacco, fire-cured tobacco, flue-cured tobacco, and sun-cured tobacco.

  • 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.

  • Use curing room equipment

    Use tools and equipment in curing rooms such as ropes, hangers, brooms, and wrenches. Maintain equipment in place and ready to be used in production.

  • Adapt efficient food processing practices

    Ensure to adapt the most efficient production techniques to accomplish food processing tasks with the least amount of time, effort and costs.

  • Cure tobacco leaves

    Cure tobacco leaves directly after harvesting. This removes the moisture from them and plays a fundamental role in giving tobacco its flavour and aroma. It also turns the colour of the leaves from green to yellow or brown, as the chlorophyll in them breaks down and the natural starches found in the tobacco plant turn to sugars.

  • Set up specifications in curing room

    Set up curing rooms according to the curing method, air conditions, moisture in the air, and product requirements.

  • Grade tobacco leaves

    Grade tobacco leaves to reflect their quality and suitability for different tobacco products.

  • Mark differences in colours

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

  • Tie tobacco leaves in hands

    Tie tobacco leaves in a bundle called a hand taking care that each hand contain an equal quantity, calculate weight of the hand and safe tie procedure, and prepare hands before curing or inspection processes.

  • Assess the colour curing of tobacco leaves

    Assess colour curing of tobacco leaves to determine the stage of curing and aging of the leaf.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform cleaning duties liaise with managers collect samples for analysis check quality of products on the production line act reliably perform services in a flexible manner follow verbal instructions work in a food processing team exert quality control to processing food liaise with colleagues maintain cutting equipment