Draw Frame Tender

Tend machines that comb, draw, and align sisal and hemp fibers into sliver.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Draw Frame Tenders do?

Tends one or more machines that comb, draw, and align sisal and hemp fibers into sliver preparatory to spinning into yarn used in production of rope or twine: Pulls specified number of fiber coils under feed tray of machine, using hook. Places ends of fibers on feed tray and into combing teeth. Starts machine and observes feeding, combing, and coiling operations to ensure that fibers are correctly straightened and blended to form sliver. Pulls coil of sliver from beneath coiling head and slides it to next machine. May weigh and segregate coils according to type and grade.


Should I be a Draw Frame Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Drawer In, Draw Frame Runner, Draw Tender, Fly Frame Tender, Frame Tender, French Drawer, Intermediate Frame Tender See More

    How to become a Draw Frame Tender

    Most Draw Frame Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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