Cloth Printing Back Tender

Tend machines that print designs on textile fabrics.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cloth Printing Back Tenders do?

Tends machine that prints designs on textile fabrics: Pushes cloth roll from handtruck onto rack at back of machine. Sews end of cloth to end of preceding roll, using sewing machine. Starts feed rollers and observes cloth as cloth unwinds into scray to detect cloth pieces sewn into roll face down. Ravels seams, turns face of cloth up, and resews cloth ends. Turns setscrews to adjust width guides and tension devices. Ladles color from buckets into color boxes or turns valve to transfer color from tubs to color boxes. Sews new length of back gray cloth to length in machine. When blanket is used, scoops talcum into hopper where blanket is dusted after passing through washbox. Removes color boxes and doctors and washes printing rollers, using brush and water hose, to prevent damage to rollers when printing stops. Assists PRINTING-ROLLER HANDLER 652.385-010 or GRAY-CLOTH TENDER, PRINTING 652.686-018 in removing and replacing color boxes, doctors, printing rollers, and gears when changing pattern.

Should I be a Cloth Printing Back Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Back Tender, Cloth Printing

    How to Become a
    Cloth Printing Back Tender

    Cloth Printing Back 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 Cloth Printing Back Tender-related education!
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