Assembly Machine Tender

Tend a variety of machines that weld and assemble components.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Assembly Machine Tenders do?

Tends variety of machines that weld and assemble components into plastic products and stamp or silk screen logos on products: Positions plastic products or components on fixtures of hot-stamp, silk screening, and ultrasonic welding machines, and presses buttons or treadles to actuate machines that apply logos to product or weld components together. Dumps plastic components into vibrating hoppers of assembly machine that automatically assembles components to form plastic products. Observes machine operations to detect malfunctions and clears jams and blockages, using screwdriver. Positions plastic bottles or components on conveyor or turntable of hot-stamp, flame cleaner, or stamping machines that automatically apply logos or remove molding residue from bottles or fit components into single part. Inspects decorated and assembled finished products for defects, such as discolored logos or misaligned bottle caps. Packs finished products into cartons.


Should I be an Assembly Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Assembly-Machine Tool Setter, Multi-Slide-Machine Tender, Tracer-Bullet Assembly-Machine Tool Setter

    How to become an Assembly Machine Tender

    Assembly Machine Tenders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Assembly Machine Tender-related education!
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