Ribbon Lap Machine Tender

Tend machines that draw out and combine laps preparatory to combing.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

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What do Ribbon Lap Machine Tenders do?

Tends machines that draw out and combine four to six laps II into one of uniform weight and texture preparatory to combing: Places rolls of lap on feed rolls of machine. Threads ends through stop-motion device and rollers, and around takeup spool, or presses end to end of preceding lap. Patrols machines to detect exhausted ends and to observe lights indicating machine stoppage caused by lap break. Pieces up broken ends and restarts machine. Turns handle to release roll for doffing. Removes lap from machine and replaces with empty takeup spool.


Should I be a Ribbon Lap Machine 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.

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    Ribbon Lap Machine Tender

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