Scutcher Tender

Tend machines that open cloth to full width after cloth is processed.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Scutcher Tenders do?

Tends machine that opens cloth to full width after cloth is processed in rope form: Sews end of cloth to leader, using portable sewing machine, or threads cloth through guides and rollers, over beaters that revolve against direction of cloth to cause cloth to open and over scrimp rail that stretches and smooths cloth. Starts machine and observes cloth passing over beaters to ensure cloth is opened to full width. Scutcher is usually in tandem with other machines, such as vacuum extractor, mangle, or detacker.

Should I be a Scutcher Tender?

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 Scutcher Tender

    Scutcher 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 Scutcher Tender-related education!
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