Tankroom Tender

Tend tanks in which viscose slurry is aged and blended.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tankroom Tenders do?

Tends tanks in which viscose slurry is aged and blended for use in rayon and cellophane production: Pumps slurry from mixing machines to blending and aging tanks, and from tanks to processing area after specified time. Records aging time for each batch in plant log. May tend tanks in which cellulose is aged, by moving controls to maintain tank temperature or room temperature at prescribed level, and be designated Ripening-Room Operator.


Should I be a Tankroom Tender?

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

  • How to become a Tankroom Tender

    Tankroom 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 Tankroom Tender-related education!
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