Stretch Box Tender

Tend machines that stretch synthetic fibers in sliver or tow form.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stretch Box Tenders do?

Tends machines that stretch synthetic fibers in sliver or tow form to control elasticity and prevent uneven stretching during subsequent processing: Turns knob to set air pressure control on stretch rolls according to amount of stretch specified. Guides sliver into feed rolls so that it passes over heating element, between stretch rolls, and drops into receiving can. Pieces up broken sliver and replaces empty cans. Doffs and weighs cans of stretched sliver. May tend stretch box with crimping and steam-setting attachments.


Should I be a Stretch Box Tender?

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

  • Also known as: Dust Box Tender

    How to become a Stretch Box Tender

    Stretch Box 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 Stretch Box Tender-related education!
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