Shot Tube Machine Tender

Tend machines that crimp rolled paper tubes to form caps.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shot Tube Machine Tenders do?

Tends machines that crimp rolled paper tubes to form caps and press them onto ends of other tubes to make BB shot containers: Starts machines, places tubes on skipped spindles by hand, and removes damaged tubes or scrap paper, using wire hook. Removes completed caps from machine hopper, fills shaker frame with crimped caps from hopper and starts shaker machine to arrange caps crimped-side-down [SHAKER-PLATE OPERATOR]. Examines caps and discards torn, flattened, grease-smeared, or malformed caps. Pushes caps into feeder tray, using T-shape pusher, and hangs loaded tray on gravity-feed station of repairer assembly machine. Notifies machine repairer of malfunction.


Should I be a Shot Tube Machine 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Shot Tube Machine Tender

    Shot Tube 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 Shot Tube Machine Tender-related education!
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