Bale Sewer

Sew burlaps covering on baled agricultural produces like cottons or hops.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bale Sewers do?

Sews burlap covering on baled agricultural produce, such as cotton or hops: Pulls edges of covering material together, folds in end flaps and secures end flaps temporarily with awl. Threads spring-eye sack needle with twine and sews seams. May weigh, stencil, and tag bales. May wrap double compressed bales with metal bands for export shipment. May be designated Sewer, Head when working in bed of press. May sew burlap covering on baled produce, using portable sewing machine.

Should I be a Bale Sewer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Bale Coverer, Band Sewer, Bung Sewer, Buttonhole Tacker, Lapel Baster, Sleeve Baster

    How to become a Bale Sewer

    Most Bale Sewers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9sieaa&chl=no+college+%2852%25%29|certificate+%2837%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|bachelor%27s+%284%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,52,52
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