Plug Cutting Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut plugs of chewing or smoking tobacco into plugs.

What does a Plug Cutting Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that cuts plugs of chewing or smoking tobacco into plugs of specified size for retailing: Loads plugs into hopper that discharges plugs onto conveyor leading to knives. Starts flow of flavoring onto knives or wipes knives with cloth dipped in flavoring to lubricate cutters. May scrape cutting knives with blade to remove tobacco particles. May tend cellophane-wrapping machine in tandem with cutter. May pack plugs in cartons manually.