Can Doffer

Transfer sliver cans among carding, drawing, and slubbing machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Can Doffers do?

Doffs and transfers sliver cans among carding, drawing, and slubbing machines: Pushes or drags full sliver cans from carding to drawing, and from drawing to slubbing machines to maintain workflow. Removes empty cans from drawing and slubbing machines and places them in position for reuse at carding machines. May sweep work area or clean machines. May be designated according to machine area worked as Card Doffer.

Should I be a Can Doffer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Can Carrier, Can Dragger, Can Pusher, Card Doffer, Turn Down Man

    How to become a Can Doffer

    Most Can Doffers 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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