Carding Utility Tender

Tend any machine used in converting cotton and synthetic raw stocks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carding Utility Tenders do?

Tends any machine in carding department used in converting cotton and synthetic raw stock into laps, sliver, and roving, working as replacement for absent worker: Tends picking machine that cleans and transforms cotton raw stock into laps [PICKER TENDER 680.685-074]. Tends cotton carding machine that cleans lap and transforms remaining fibers into sliver [CARD TENDER 680.685-018]. Tends breaker and finish drawing frame that draws out and combines sliver into one of uniform size and weight [DRAWING-FRAME TENDER 680.685-038]. Tends lap winder that combines several slivers into lap roll for use on combing machines [DRAWING-FRAME TENDER 680.685-038]. Tends synthetic fiber carding machine that opens and transforms raw stock into sliver [CARD TENDER 680.685-018]. Tends combing machine that cleans lap rolls and transforms remaining fibers into sliver [COMBER TENDER 680.685-118]. Tends roving frame that draws out and slightly twists sliver into roving [SLUBBER TENDER 680.685-098]. Feeds bobbin-stripping machine that strips excess roving from bobbins.

Should I be a Carding Utility Tender?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Carding Doubler, Spare Hand, Carding, Utility Tender, Carding

    How to become a Carding Utility Tender

    Most Carding Utility Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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