Scratcher Tender

Tend mills that granulate color mix for use in hard-surface floor covering.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Scratcher Tenders do?

Tends mill equipped with scratcher that granulates color mix for use in hard-surface floor covering: Adjusts roll clearance and speed of scratcher motor to attain required particle size, using handtools. Starts scratch mill, and positions pans under discharge trough to receive granulated mix from scratch mill. Records number of pans filled. Records color and pattern data on tickets and affixes tickets to loaded handtrucks. Pushes handtrucks to storage area. May weigh and add oils or other liquid materials to mix as required. May be designated according to task performed as Color Receiver.


Should I be a Scratcher Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • How to become a Scratcher Tender

    Most Scratcher Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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