Roofing Machine Tender

Tend machines that cool and dry coatings applied to roofing material.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roofing Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that cools and dries coatings applied to roofing material prior to cutting process: Reads work schedule to determine type, amount, and color of roofing material to be processed. Selects machine attachments, such as paint rollers or embosser, depending on material to be processed, and places attachments in designated slots on machine. Places hoses connected to paint tank on machine into paint barrels to circulate paint through tank, or turns handwheel to lower embosser that presses design onto roofing material. Flips switches, turns dials, or pushes buttons to activate pumps that recycle paint, to circulate water to spray system and cooling drums, to raise or lower rollers to flatten and smooth granules on roofing material, to control length of roofing material in cooling or drying sections, and to start hot or cool air blowers. Patrols cooling section of machine to detect sand stuck on rollers or cooling drums, and scrapes off sand to prevent puncture damage to roofing material, using scraper. Observes hand signals of other workers and adjusts speed of rollers, temperature of air, or distance between rollers in drying section of machine, depending on type of signal. Rethreads roofing material through machine after break, assisted by other workers.

Should I be a Roofing Machine 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: Rattling Machine Tender, Roping Machine Tender

    How to become a Roofing Machine Tender

    Roofing Machine 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 Roofing Machine Tender-related education!
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