Steeping Press Tender

Tend open tanks that impregnate sheets of woodpulp with caustic soda.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Steeping Press Tenders do?

Tends open tank that impregnates sheets of woodpulp with caustic soda for use in rayon production: Positions rectangular sheets of pulp between perforated separator plates, using tongs. Turns valves to admit caustic solution and steam into tank. Drains tank after specified steeping time. Presses button to activate hydraulic ram that presses excess caustic from steeped sheets and discharges sheets into shredder.

Should I be a Steeping Press Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Single-Stroke Preformer

    How to become a Steeping Press Tender

    Most Steeping Press Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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