Conveyor Tender

Tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Conveyor Tenders do?

Tends conveyor or conveyor system that moves materials or products by belt, auger, or bucket conveyors to and from stockpiles, bins, silos, processing operations, or departments, or to load and unload railroad cars and trucks: Moves levers or pushes buttons to start conveyor. Loads conveyor by hand, lift, or hoist or by opening gates, chutes, or hoppers. Observes movement of materials or products on conveyor and dislodges jams, using pole, bar, handtools, or by hand. Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunction. Lubricates moving parts, using grease gun and oilcan. May position deflector bars, gates, chutes, or spouts to divert flow of materials from one conveyor onto another conveyor. May move and assemble portable conveyor sections and plug in electric cords to start conveyors. May clean work area, using shovel and broom. May tend conveyor motors in grain elevator and be designated Grain-Elevator-Motor Starter.


Should I be a Conveyor Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Conveyor Attendant, Conveyor Monitor

    How to become a Conveyor Tender

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