Napper Tender

Tend machines that raise naps on socks to produce woolly appearance.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Napper Tenders do?

Tends machine that raises nap on socks to produce woolly appearance: Starts machine and feeds socks into rollers that automatically position socks under revolving wire-covered cylinder for brushing. Removes napped socks from machine. Examines socks to determine if nap has been raised according to specifications and notifies fixer of machine malfunction. May turn handwheel to adjust height of cylinder according to sock thickness.


Should I be a Napper 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.

  • Also known as: Cinder Snapper

    How to become a Napper Tender

    Napper 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 Napper Tender-related education!
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