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Automatic Packer Operator

Tend packing machines and presses that fill the containers with tobaccos.

What does an Automatic Packer Operator do?

Tends packing machine and press that fill containers with tobacco: Positions empty container under charger and pushes button to lower charger onto container. Starts flow of tobacco into container and observes signal lights to determine stage of filling-packing. Reads scales to determine when specified weight is attained. Pushes buttons to lower hydraulic ram into container to press tobacco and to divert flow of tobacco to another container. Raises ram and charger and removes container. May record grade and district on ticket and staple ticket onto container. [Workers who tend machines that only ram-pack hogsheads are classified as HYDRAULIC-PRESS OPERATOR].