Friction Paint Machine Tender

Tend equipment that apply strips of friction paints on matchbook covers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

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What do Friction Paint Machine Tenders do?

Tends equipment that applies and dries strip of friction paint on cards of matchbook covers and matchbox slides: Loads stack of cards into machine feed magazine. Observes machine feed to prevent jam of cards on conveyor. Inspects friction paint coverage for specified thickness of application, and adjusts friction paint feedwheels, using handtools. Removes paper dust and dirt from revolving feedwheels with knife. Fills machine reservoir with friction paint. Turns steam valves and reads gauge to maintain specified temperature in conveyor-drier.

Should I be a Friction Paint Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Friction Paint Machine Tender

    Friction Paint 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 Friction Paint Machine Tender-related education!
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