Covering Machine Tender

Tend machines that press leather parts over metal keycase half.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Covering Machine Tenders do?

Tends pneumatic-powered machine that stretches and presses precemented leather part over metal keycase half to form decorative covering on keycase: Turns knobs and handles to actuate heating element in machine and open air valves. Places metal keycase half in machine ram-head depression, and positions precemented leather part in bottom die jaws of machine. Presses buttons to open air valves that force ram head down into die jaws to cover keycase half with leather. Removes part from machine and inspects leather for defective covering. Presses loose edges of leather into snap slot, using folding bone.

Should I be a Covering 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.

  • Also known as: Color-Depositing-Machine Tender

    How to become a Covering Machine Tender

    Covering 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 Covering Machine Tender-related education!
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