Pad Extractor Tender

Tend machines that untwist and extract water or chemicals from knit tubing.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pad Extractor Tenders do?

Tends machine that untwists and extracts water or chemicals from knit tubing after bleaching, washing, and dyeing, and applies finish to tubing preparatory to drying: Positions containers of wet knit tubing on turntable of machine. Turns thumbscrews to adjust width of spreader, according to specifications. Threads tubing through tension rollers and around spreader, and ties end of tubing to leader. Turns handwheel to regulate pressure on squeeze rollers. Turns valve to admit finishing solution into trough of machine. Starts machine and observes operation to detect twists in knit tubing. Revolves turntable from which tubing is fed to untwist tubing. Measures width of tubing with hand rule to verify conformance to standards. Doffs tubing from swing-folding attachment. May mix finishing solution, following formula.


Should I be a Pad Extractor 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Pad Extractor Tender

    Most Pad Extractor 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:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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