Finisher Card Tender

Tend finisher carding machines with tape condensers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Finisher Card Tenders do?

Tends finisher carding machine with tape condenser that cleans and straightens wool, asbestos, or synthetic fibers, and condenses fiber into roving: Observes carding and condensing to detect clogged rollers and breaks in roving ends. Laps broken roving ends over spool to resume winding. Removes broken roving ends that have wound on other than specified spools, using fingers. Doffs full spools of roving, places empty spool in winding position, and wraps roving ends around empty spool to continue winding process. Removes fibers from clogged rollers by hand. Cleans machine, using airhose and rake, and oils moving parts. May feed machine by hand when carding asbestos fiber.

Should I be a Finisher Card 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Finisher Card Tender

    Most Finisher Card 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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