Cotton Ball Machine Tender

Tend battery of machines that comb cotton fibers into sliver.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cotton Ball Machine Tenders do?

Tends battery of machines that comb cotton fibers into sliver and form sliver into balls for use as surgical sponges: Positions roll of cotton on carding machine and threads end through rollers. Starts machine that forms sliver. Threads sliver through rollers of machine that forms and ejects balls into bag. Adjusts machine to control size and weight of cotton balls. Sets counter and starts machine. Removes bag when filled with specified number of balls. Folds over flap and seals bag in container. Removes cotton fibers from carding machine, using stripping roller [CARD STRIPPER].

Should I be a Cotton Ball Machine Tender?

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

  • How to Become a
    Cotton Ball Machine Tender

    Cotton Ball Machine 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 Cotton Ball Machine Tender-related education!
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