Churn Tender

Tend mixers that blend aged alkali-cellulose crumbs with carbon disulfide.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Churn Tenders do?

Tends rotary mixer that blends aged alkali-cellulose crumbs with carbon disulfide to form cellulose xanthate for further processing into cellophane or rayon: Couples pipe to mixer to admit specified amount of carbon disulfide to churn filled with alkali-cellulose crumbs by other workers. Starts drum rotating, observes gauges, and moves or sets controls to maintain temperature of churn and length of mixing cycle within plant specifications. Stops machine and turns valve to expel excess gas remaining in drum. Opens hatch and dumps cellulose xanthate into cart or machine hopper for further processing. Scrapes interior of drum, using putty knife or scraper, to remove product residue before preparation of next batch. May tend continuous process equipment and be designated Disulfurizer Tender. May blend cellulose xanthate and caustic soda and be designated Tank Worker.

Should I be a Churn 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Churn Tender

    Most Churn Tenders 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:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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