Braiding Machine Tender

Tend battery of machines that braid fabric cords around rubber hoses.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Braiding Machine Tenders do?

Tends battery of machines that braid and cement fabric cord or wire around rubber hose for reinforcement: Threads machine with specified spools of cord, rubber insulation, or wire stock. Notifies BRAIDER SETTER when change in pitch gear is required. Pulls hose from reel and threads it into braiding machine. Adjusts controls to maintain uniform tension on cord or wire stock. Starts flow of rubber cement into machine and starts machine. Observes operation for defects, such as broken cords and loose braiding. Ties broken cords. Places braided hose on stock rack or coils it in box. May rewind partial spools of cord to make full spool, using electric windup spindle. May tend machine that knits yarn onto rubber hose and be designated Knitting-Machine Tender. May tend one or more looms that weave yarn and wire jacket around hose and be designated Loom Operator.


Should I be a Braiding Machine Tender?

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: Braider Tender

    How to become a Braiding Machine Tender

    Braiding 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 Braiding Machine Tender-related education!
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