Breaker Machine Tender

Tend machines that remove excess starch from dyed or printed cloths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Breaker Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that removes excess starch or stiffness from dyed or printed cloth: Slides cloth roll onto machine brackets. Threads cloth over and under alternate rollers that have surface of wavy ridges or rollers that are covered with metal buttons. Starts machine and observes operation to detect binding of cloth or machine malfunction. Pushes lever to reverse machine, running cloth through several times until texture meets specifications.

Should I be a Breaker 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: Bender, Machine

    How to become a Breaker Machine Tender

    Breaker 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 Breaker Machine Tender-related education!
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