Scooping Machine Tender

Tend machines to chip out saddle forms in wooden chair seats.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Scooping Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine to chip out saddle forms in wooden chair seats: Installs cams and cutterheads according to seat contour specified on work ticket. Turns handwheels to set cutterheads for depth of cut. Places chair seat on feed belt that pulls it under cutterheads. Removes chair seat at discharge end of machine. May tend drill that bores holes in scooped seat to permit attachment of chair back.

Should I be a Scooping Machine Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Seat Scooper, Machine

    How to become a Scooping Machine Tender

    Scooping Machine Tenders often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9dgaga&chl=no+college+%2880%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29||master%27s+%288%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,80,80
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