Band Salvager

Salvage tie bands from uncompressed cotton bales and straighten the bands.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Band Salvagers do?

Salvages tie bands from uncompressed cotton bales for reuse on compressed cotton bales: Straightens bands, using rubber mallet, or feeds bands through powered rollers that flatten and straighten them. Cuts bands to required length for tying compressed bales, using tablemounted cutting device with preset cutting blades. Deposits excess pieces of banding into container for splicing by BAND MAKER. May bend end of each band and attach fastening buckle onto bent end.


Should I be a Band Salvager?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Lumber Salvager

    How to become a Band Salvager

    Most Band Salvagers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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