Basting Machine Operator

Operate basting machines to temporarily maintain position of garment edges.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Basting Machine Operators do?

Operates basting machine to temporarily maintain position of garment edges or layers in preparation for pressing or final sewing operation. May attach bridle to canvas interlining along bend of coat lapel to maintain roll line. May baste edges on front of coat to maintain sharp edge and be designated Edge Baster. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.

Should I be a Basting Machine 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Belt Loop Machine Operator, Binding-Machine Operator, Border Machine Operator, Edge Cutting Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Basting Machine Operator

    Most Basting Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9hacaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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