Conditioner Tender

Tend steaming cabinets that condition yarns with steam.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Conditioner Tenders do?

Tends steaming cabinet that conditions yarn with steam: Loads trays or racks of yarn on handtruck and pushes yarn into machine. Turns knobs to set time, temperature, and humidity controls, according to specifications. Turns valve to admit steam into cabinet. Removes yarn from conditioner at end of steaming cycle. May separate yarn according to size and grade. May inspect yarn for twist set and shrinkage. May record information, such as processing temperature, weight, or type of yarn on work ticket. May tend machine equipped with conveyor that moves yarn through machine.

Should I be a Conditioner Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Acid Conditioning Worker, Circulation Tender, Conditioner, Steam Conditioner, Filling

    How to become a Conditioner Tender

    Conditioner 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 Conditioner Tender-related education!
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