Salvage Winder and Inspector

Tend rewinders and identify and cut out defective sections of tape.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Salvage Winder and Inspectors do?

Tends rewinder and identifies and cuts out defective sections of tape to salvage rejected rolls of paper tape: Places rubber belt on machine pullup to obtain desired speed ratio. Secures tape roll onto spindle and threads end of tape around takeup roll. Starts machine and observes tape winding onto roll, using knee and foot controls to regulate winding speed. Inspects tape for dry spots, excessive glue, creases, and holes. Cuts out defective areas, using scissors. Presses flat metal bars to each side of rough tape sections to smooth tape surface. Throws defective tape sections into trash bin. Removes tape rolls from machine and places rolls on cart for packing.

Should I be a Salvage Winder and Inspector?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Salvage Winder and Inspector

    Salvage Winder and Inspectors 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 Salvage Winder and Inspector-related education!
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