Slide Machine Tender

Tend machines that fold and glue paperboard sheets to form match slides.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slide Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that folds and glues paperboard sheets to form match slides, and applies friction paint: Fills glue and friction paint reservoirs, using dipper. Loads stack of paperboard sheets into feed mechanism and starts machine. Observes completed slides as they pass on conveyor to detect defective folding, gluing, and friction paint application. Adjusts rollers that apply friction paint and glue, using handtools.


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

  • Also known as: Sleeve-Machine Tender

    How to become a Slide Machine Tender

    Slide 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 Slide Machine Tender-related education!
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