Cloth Finishing Range Tender

Operate machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cloth Finishing Range Tenders do?

Tends intermediate units of cloth or other textile goods desizing, bleaching, dyeing, or finishing ranges, such as washboxes, tenter frame, drying cans, and curing ovens: Turns valves to admit steam, water, and chemicals to washboxes and chemical troughs. Patrols area between entry and terminal units to detect faulty operation of equipment. Turns knobs to adjust temperature in drying and curing units and to regulate speed of motor-driven rollers, according to specifications. Reports grease spots, holes, and tears in cloth to operator of range. Disentangles tear-outs, rethreads unit, and sews torn cloth, using portable sewing machine. May mix chemicals or dyes. May test strength of chemical solutions by titration or with hydrometer. May be designated according to process as Cloth-Bleaching-Range Tender; Cloth-Desizing-Range Tender; Cloth-Dyeing-Range Tender; Tire-Fabric-Impregnating-Range Tender.


Should I be a Cloth Finishing Range Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cloth-Bleaching-Range Tender, Cloth-Desizing-Range Tender, Cloth-Dyeing-Range Tender, Fabric Finisher See More

    How to Become a
    Cloth Finishing Range Tender

    Most Cloth Finishing Range Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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