Raw Stock Machine Feeder

Feed raw fiber stock into machines that shred, clean, or straighten fibers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Raw Stock Machine Feeders do?

Feeds raw fiber stock into machines that loosen, shred, separate, clean, form nubs, or straighten fibers: Reads work ticket to determine amount and type of stock to be processed. Records amount of materials processed, during work shift. Places fibers on conveyor belt or into machine hopper for processing by machine. Opens and closes gates of belt and pneumatic conveyors on machines fed directly from preceding machines. Loosens material before dumping material into hoppers by pulling fibers apart. Moves stock from storage or other departments to machine, using industrial truck or handtruck. May tend automatic machines and equipment that process fiber stock. May feed polyurethane foam into machines. May feed fiber stock into drum to apply oil to stock prior to further processing. May be designated according to type of machine fed as Carding-Machine Feeder; Garnett Feeder; Nub-Card Tender; Picker Feeder.

Should I be a Raw Stock Machine Feeder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Machine Feeder, Raw Stock

    How to become a Raw Stock Machine Feeder

    Most Raw Stock Machine Feeders 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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