Baling Machine Tender

Tend machines that compress and bind paper, cloth, or other materials.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Baling Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that compresses and binds paper, cloth, or other loose materials to facilitate handling: Trucks or carries materials to baling machine. Places materials in compression chamber of baling machine. Moves lever or electric switch, causing ram to compress material. Threads tie bands around bale and twists or clamps ends of bands to tighten bands. Opens compression chamber doors and removes bale from machine. May truck bales to storage place, weigh bales, and record weight. May line compression chamber of baling machine with paper, burlap, or other covering before baling. May sew or tie wrapping in place after baling, and stencil bales. May be designated according to material baled as Cloth Baler; Feather Baler; Metal Baler; Paper Baler; Rag Baler; Tobacco Baler; Corn-Husk Baler; Hair Baler; Leather Baler; Offal Baler; Scrap Baler.

Should I be a Baling Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Blister-Packing-Machine Tender, Box-Sealing-Machine Catcher, Box-Sealing-Machine Feeder, Line Leader See More

    How to become a Baling Machine Tender

    Most Baling Machine Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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