Preparation Room Worker

Prepare asbestos, cotton, and synthetic fibers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Preparation Room Workers do?

Prepares asbestos, cotton, and synthetic fibers for use in manufacture of asbestos products, performing any combination of following duties: Assembles asbestos, cotton, and synthetic fibers, according to instructions, into lots for blending. Feeds fibers into hopper or chute of duster, hammer mill, picker, or blending machine, using shovel or pitchfork. Opens or closes gates of blower pipes to direct fiber from blending machine into handtrucks and trucks fiber to storage area or production department. Fastens bags under spout of bin and trips lever to fill bags with fiber. May be designated according to task performed as Blending-Machine Feeder; Picker Feeder; Stock Mixer.


Should I be a Preparation Room Worker?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Pony Rougher

    How to become a Preparation Room Worker

    Most Preparation Room Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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