Drying Machine Tender

Tend machines that dry cloth without tension to give cloth a soft hand.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Drying Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that dries cloth without tension to give cloth a soft hand, or cures finish applied to cloth: Positions trucks of cloth at feed end of machine. Laps end of cloth over feed roller or ties end of cloth to leader in machine. Turns knob to set temperature control gauge according to instructions. Moves lever to start machine and regulate speed of cloth through drying cabinet. Manually straightens cloth entering machine to remove wrinkles. Cleans machine, using vacuum hose. May doff cloth from swing-folding attachment at delivery end of machine. May mark lot numbers on cloth ends with crayon. May be designated according to type of drying machine as Loop-Drier Operator; Suction-Drum-Drier Operator.

Should I be a Drying Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Drier-Machine Hand, Framing-Machine Tender

    How to become a Drying Machine Tender

    Most Drying Machine 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:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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