Stringing-Machine Tender

Tend machines that insert gathering strings in hem of bags and turns bags.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stringing-Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that inserts gathering strings in hem of bags and turns bags: Pulls bags joined by connecting threads across feed trough and hooks end bag on feeding apron of machine. Moves lever to start machine that automatically clips joining thread between bags, inserts gathering strings in hems, and turns bags. Removes bags from discharge end of machine, examines bags for stringing flaws, and stacks bags in carton for packing. Places defective bags aside for repair. Draws thread from cones through machine guides and eyes of needles to thread stringing needles. Records number of bags processed.


Should I be a Stringing-Machine 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Clipping, Stringing, and Turning Machine Tender, Stretching-Machine Tender, Frame

    How to become a Stringing-Machine Tender

    Stringing-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 Stringing-Machine Tender-related education!
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