Bonding Machine Tender

Tend machines that bond, stretch, and apply finishing to synthetic threads.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bonding Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that bonds, stretches, and applies finishing solution to synthetic thread to improve sewing quality: Places supply packages in creel. Draws ends from packages over, through, and around machine units, guides, and rollers, and attaches ends to takeup reels. Turns valves and taps to transfer bonding and finishing solutions to bath units. Observes operation to detect breaks or lap-ups. Cuts tangles with knife and rethreads ends through machine units. Observes temperature and viscosity control charts for variations from standards. Adds chemicals to strengthen or dilute solutions or resets temperature indicator. Verifies roller speeds, using tachometer, and turns handle on roller units to adjust speeds. Reports malfunctions to BONDING-MACHINE SETTER. Removes full packages from takeup rack and pushes yarn to storage area.

Should I be a Bonding Machine Tender?

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

  • Also known as: Bone Tender, Topline-Beading-Machine Tender

    How to become a Bonding Machine Tender

    Bonding Machine Tenders 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 Bonding Machine Tender-related education!
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