Tarring Machine Operator

Tend machines that coat twines with tar to strengthen and waterproof it.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tarring Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that coats twine with tar to strengthen and waterproof twine: Pours tar into tarpots. Creels machine with bobbins of twine. Removes tarpot roller and threads ends of twine through tarpot and strippers and attaches ends to takeup bobbins. Replaces tarpot roller and starts machine. Observes operation to detect malfunctions, such as broken and tangled twine, and to ensure that specified amounts of tension and tar are applied to twine. Doffs tarred bobbins of twine.

Should I be a Tarring Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Tube Closing Machine Operator

    How to become a Tarring Machine Operator

    Most Tarring Machine Operators 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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