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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Set up specifications in curing room

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

  • 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.

  • Mark differences in colours

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

  • 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.

  • Grade tobacco leaves

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Perform pre-blending of tobacco leaves

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

  • 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.

  • Apply GMP

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

  • Assess the colour curing of tobacco leaves

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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