Cubing Machine Tender

Tend machines that stack and bind cured concrete blocks into packages.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cubing Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that stacks and binds cured concrete blocks into packages of specified dimensions for shipping: Places strapping tape on machine feed spindles and threads tape through guides and rollers of machine. Presses buttons to activate conveyor that positions blocks under binding mechanism of machine, and flips switch to start machine that automatically wraps strapping tape around specified number of blocks to form cube-shaped packages. Presses buttons to set machine pressure gauges that regulate tension of strapping tape. Observes blocks on conveyor to detect imperfections, such as chips, cracks, or discolorations, and replaces defective blocks. Manually rearranges blocks on conveyor, when required, to maintain prescribed order. Stops conveyor and machine when jams occur and clears jams, using metal bar. Adjusts machine guides to package blocks of different styles and sizes, using wrench. May attach identification tags to packages. May tend machine that stacks and binds brick into packages and be designated Strapping-Machine Tender.

Should I be a Cubing Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Glassine-Machine Tender, Hot Kettle Tender, Shirring Tender, Stencil Cutter, Machine, Strapping-Machine Tender See More

    How to become a Cubing Machine Tender

    Most Cubing Machine Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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