Band Maker

Tend machines that splice metal bandings to band compressed cotton bales.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Band Makers do?

Tends machine that splices pieces of metal banding used to band compressed cotton bales: Overlaps ends of two pieces of banding and positions banding on bed of splicing machine. Starts machine that automatically folds and crimps metal fasteners around overlapped ends of banding. May bend end of each completed band and attach fastening buckle onto bent end.


Should I be a Band Maker?

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: Chandelier Maker, Fence Maker, Nail Maker, Pinmaker, Spoke Maker, Tack Maker, Twist Maker

    How to become a Band Maker

    Band Makers 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 Band Maker-related education!
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