Splitting Machine Tender

Tend machines that split slabs or blocks of composition corkboards.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Splitting Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that splits slabs or blocks of composition corkboard into sheet of specified thickness: Sets dial gauge or turns handwheels to set rollers at specified distance from each other and from endless belt knife, to cut sheet of prescribed thickness. Places slab or block on roller conveyor that moves it to automatic feeding mechanism or pushes slab or block into roller opening that forces it against knife to cut sheet. Measures sheet with dial indicator or snap gauge and makes machine adjustment to meet thickness specifications. Repositions slab or block for each succeeding cut and stacks sheets. May adjust grinding wheel that sharpens knife, using wrench. May place slabs or blocks and sheets in steam-heated oven to condition them for cutting.


Should I be a Splitting Machine Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Splitting Machine Tender

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