Board Mixer Tender

Tend equipment that produce slurry to be fed into rollers for pressing.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Board Mixer Tenders do?

Tends equipment that mixes ingredients to produce slurry and feeds slurry into rollers for pressing into wallboard or lath: Regulates flow of stucco, water, and soap solution into mixing machine in specified proportions. Adjusts glue feed for sealing board edges, using handtools. Observes flow of mix onto wallboard paper and removes lumps from mix, using putty knife. Observes scoring and folding of paper for defects and notifies KNIFE OPERATOR of defects found. Tests slurry samples for density, using measuring cup and scale. Inserts weighted needle into slurry and times needle with stopwatch as it settles into slurry to determine setting time of slurry.


Should I be a Board Mixer 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: Mixer Tender, Board

    How to become a Board Mixer Tender

    Most Board Mixer 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: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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