Roll Tender

Control equipment to mill flaked adhesive from slurry of flour and water.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roll Tenders do?

Controls equipment to mill flaked adhesive from slurry of flour and water: Turns valves or moves levers or side gates to admit steam into pressure cooker to cook milk. Opens discharge line after specified period, and signals worker to pump milk paste onto heated rollers that dry paste. Adjusts distance between rollers to maintain specified thickness of paste and activates knives that cut paste into flakes. Opens hopper chutes to dump flakes into rotating screen cylinder that sifts flakes and transfers them to storage bins. Measures temperature of milk at specified intervals, using thermometer, and tests viscosity of milk, using viscometer. Determines moisture content of flakes by feeling them or by using moisture meter. Weighs standard cupful of paste to determine its density and adjusts water and steam valves to regulate density. Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions.

Should I be a Roll 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Reel Tender, Roll-Calender Tender

    How to become a Roll Tender

    Roll 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 Roll Tender-related education!
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