Vacuum Tank Tender

Tend vacuum tanks that collect fiber and lint stripped from carding.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Vacuum Tank Tenders do?

Tends vacuum tanks that collect fiber and lint stripped from carding and other textile machines: Obtains information from CARD STRIPPER concerning type of fiber stripped to prevent mixing of different fibers. Pulls lever to create vacuum in tank and to relieve vacuum when tank is filled or stripping is completed. Opens door at bottom of tank to dump fiber and lint into handtruck. Pushes handtruck onto scales and records weight.


Should I be a Vacuum Tank 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 Vacuum Tank Tender

    Vacuum Tank 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 Vacuum Tank Tender-related education!
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