Artificial Leather Calender Operator

Tend calender machines that compress cloths and coated cloth sheetings.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Artificial Leather Calender Operators do?

Tends calender machine that compresses cloth and coated cloth sheeting to produce artificial leather fabric: Changes cloth rolls on letoff rack and windup racks, and threads sheeting through calender rollers with assistance of LABORER, GENERAL. Scrapes surfaces of fiber rollers to remove foreign material. Sews ends of cloth rolls together to form continuous sheet, using sewing machine. Inspects sheeting being calendered to detect turned edges, material defects, or uneven coating. Applies gummed tape to holes, faulty seams, or frayed edges, and smooths wrinkles. Applies soap solution to roller to remove surface depressions, and starts calender to dry rollers by friction. May be designated according to processing stage as Raw-Calender Operator; Second-Calender Operator; Third-Calender Operator.


Should I be an Artificial Leather Calender Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Calender Operator, Artificial Leather

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