Cigar Processor Helper

Cigar Manufacturer Helper

Cheroot Maker Helper

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

Assisting Cigar or Cheroot Roller in making cigars or cheroots by performing various simple operations

Collecting the tobacco leaves, soaking them in water to soften

Taking out moistened leaf, cutting and stripping midrib and stalk avoiding damage to leaf

Stacking the stripped leaves in piles keeping right and left halves separate

Keeping its broad leaves into rolls for use as roller leaf

Cutting short leaves by hand scissors into small pieces for use as fillers for cigar or cheroot

Proficient in performing various simple operations such as removing mid-rib, stalks from tobacco leaves, cutting ends of cigars or cheroot to make them into uniform size and labelling them with trade bands

Adept with cutting cigar or cheroot ends with hand scissors to make them uniform of size

Knowledge of pasting manufacturer?s label at one end of cigar or cheroot

Knowledge of stacking tobacco for curing and drying

Knowledge with rolling cigar or cheroot

Adept with packing finished cigars and cheroots into boxes

Eye for detail

Good judgement and dexterity

Good hand eye co-ordination

Diligent and hardworking

It is not a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not 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), 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 500 to INR 700 per month

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 700 to INR 900 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