Binder Technician

Tend machines that mix binder fluid to produce fiberglass mats.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Binder Technicians do?

Tends machine that mixes binder fluid used in production of fiberglass sliver or mats: Weighs and measures ingredients according to formula and pours or dumps ingredients into mixing vats. Turns valve to start flow of water and steam into vats and starts portable or power mixer to agitate ingredients for specified time. Observes temperature charts and thermometers to determine if specified temperature is maintained. Turns valve to increase flow of steam or water to regulate temperature of mixture or notifies supervisor of excessive temperatures. Dips beaker into vat to obtain sample of binder fluid and delivers sample to testing room. Obtains test results and adds ingredients according to instructions or turns valve to start flow of binder fluid into specified circulatory tank. Cleans mixing vats, mixers, and other equipment, using water and cloths. Records number of batches mixed, ingredients used, gallons mixed, gallons lost, and net gallons mixed for inventory and production records.

Should I be a Binder Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Pulping Technician

    How to become a Binder Technician

    Most Binder Technicians 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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