Threshing Machine Operator

Tend threshing machines that strip leaf particles from tobacco stems.

What does a Threshing Machine Operator do?

Tends threshing machine that strips leaf particles from tobacco stems: Starts motor that rotates spike-studded drums or vibrates screen. Forks dried stems onto feed conveyor or opens chute gate to drop tobacco onto feed conveyor. Removes filled catching bag, empties bag into bin or sack, and replaces bag on machine. Removes matted stems from spikes of drum.