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Opener Tender

Tend series of machines in tandem that open and mix compressed cottons.

What does an Opener Tender do?

Tends series of machines in tandem that open, clean, fluff, and mix compressed cotton or synthetic fibers preparatory to picking process: Starts machines and feeds layers of fibers from several bales into machine hoppers to produce uniform blend. Observes processing of fibers and signal lights to detect clogged beaters. Stops machines and pulls fibers from clogged beaters. Cleans and oils machines. May weigh fibers preparatory to feeding machines.