Gill-Box Tender

Tend machines that draw out and combine wools or synthetics.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gill-Box Tenders do?

Tends machine that draws out and combines wool, synthetic, or blended sliver and aligns fibers preparatory to further processing: Places balls of sliver on holders or positions cans of sliver at feeding end of machine. Threads sliver through guides, gathering eye, rollers, and under fallers. Starts machine and guides sliver into receiving can, or wraps end around spindle that winds it into ball. Observes operation of machine to detect breaks and pieces up ends together by hand. Replaces exhausted supply cans or balls of sliver. Doffs can or balls of processed sliver. May weigh cans or balls of sliver and record weight. May weigh sample of sliver to determine quality of sliver produced by machine.


Should I be a Gill-Box Tender?

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

  • Also known as: Card-Gill Tender, Gill-Box Fixer, Gill Box Tender

    How to become a Gill-Box Tender

    Most Gill-Box 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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