Middle Card Tender

Tend intermediate carding machines that straighten synthetic fibers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Middle Card Tenders do?

Tends intermediate carding machines that open, clean, mix, and straighten wool, asbestos, or synthetic fibers and deliver carded stock to finisher card: Patrols area between breaker and finisher cards and observes intermediate carding to detect clogged rollers and breaks in carded web. Stops machine, removes fiber from clogged rollers, and pieces up broken web by rolling and twisting fibers between fingers. Signals FINISHER-CARD TENDER to restart carding machines. Oils machine. Cleans machine, using airhose and rake.


Should I be a Middle Card 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Middle Card Tender

    Middle Card 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 Middle Card Tender-related education!
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