Steamer Tender

Tend pressurized, steam-heated chambers that age dyed or printed cloths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Steamer Tenders do?

Tends pressurized, steam-heated chambers that age dyed or printed cloth or to set pile fabrics: Pulls cloth over rod of carriage or hooks cloth selvages at intervals on rack hooks to hang cloth in loops on carriages. Pushes cloth carriages or racks into steamer and bolts door, using wrench. Turns valve to admit steam into steaming chamber. Pulls carriages or racks from steamer after specified time.

Should I be a Steamer Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Clam Steamer, Crab Steamer, Endless-Steamer Tender, Seamer, Stemmer

    How to become a Steamer Tender

    Steamer 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 Steamer Tender-related education!
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