Cigar Maker

Cheroot Maker

The tasks a Cigar or Cheroot Roller is expected to perform include:

Making cigars and cheroots from tobacco leaves by hand

Drying the tobacco leaves soaked in jiggery solution under the sun

Removing the rib and stalk from dried tobacco leaves

Sorting out suitable leaves for binding

Cutting filler tobacco leaves according to size and shape of cigar or cheroot to be made

Binding by hand filler leaves with binding leaf giving required shape to cigar or cheroot and pasting end of binding leaf

Rolling cigar or cheroot on slab or stone or hand surface giving necessary pressure with hands to obtain smooth roundness

Knowledge of cigar or cheroot making process

Well-versed with selecting suitable tobacco leaf for wrapping (superior quality imported thin tobacco leaf)

Adept with cutting wrapping leaf according to size and shape of cigar or cheroot by scissors and wrapping it on cigar or cheroot giving it final shape and smooth finish

Knowledge of cutting cigar or cheroot ends to obtain uniformity in size, using scissors or knife

Will be updated

Eye for detail

Good hand eye co-ordination

Diligent and hardworking

Physically fit

Ability to follow instructions

It is not a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Tobacco factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from one factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazard includes fatigue, leg pain, back pain, cardiovascular diseases, muscular-skeletal disorders, immune deficiency, gastrointestinal disorder, etc.

Health risk includes extreme heat, inadequate illumination, vibration, exposure to dust and chemicals, etc.

For freshers - INR 600 to INR 900 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 900 to INR 1,100 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Tobacco Industry

Introduced by the Portuguese in the 17th century, Indian tobacco is today appreciated worldwide for its rich, full-bodied flavour and smoothness. It is now an increasingly well-known and well-respected commodity in world tobacco markets and has found its way into cigarettes manufactured in many different countries.

Tobacco, in India, makes a significant contribution to the national economy. Tobacco is an important commercial crop that provides employment to nearly 36 million people, who are engaged in the various process of tobacco cultivation, curing, grading, manufacturing and marketing. The Tobacco Board is a facilitator for tobacco growers, traders and exporters. By creating synergies amongst these stakeholders, the Board fosters a vibrant enterprise with a deep social conscience and strong national commitment.

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Tobacco Industry in India

Exports of Indian tobacco and tobacco products have witnessed a rising trend and growth in the past few years. As of December 2014, the exports showed that India has so far exported 18,003 tonnes of tobacco in the period of 2014-15.

Currently, India is the second-largest exporter of FCV tobacco in the world and Indian tobacco is exported to around 100 countries. India exports unmanufactured tobacco primarily to Western Europe, South & South-east Asia, East Europe and Africa. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities in the Tobacco Industry across towns and cities in India.

Tobacco factories across India

Town and cities across India