Fiberglass Bonding Machine Tender

Tend waxing machines that bond several strands of fiberglass yarns.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fiberglass Bonding Machine Tenders do?

Tends waxing machine that bonds several strands of fiberglass yarn into single cord: Places bobbins of yarn on creel of machine and threads yarn through guides, over and under tension bars, through strip heater, wax reservoir, dies, and cooling tank, and laps end of cord around mandrel of winding machine. Places chunks of wax in melting tank and turns valve to admit melted wax into reservoir. Starts machine and observes waxing and winding process to detect broken ends. Ties ends together by hand. Dips thermometer into wax and water or reads temperature gauge on control panel to detect variations from standards. Doffs tubes of bonded cord from machine. Weighs tubes of bonded cord and packs cord in shipping containers. Records weight on labels and production records.

Should I be a Fiberglass Bonding Machine 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Fiberglass Bonding Machine Tender

    Fiberglass Bonding 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 Fiberglass Bonding Machine Tender-related education!
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