Bleach Range Operator

Tend the feed-end of ranges that bleach, wash, and dry greige cloth.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bleach Range Operators do?

Tends feed-end of range that bleaches, washes, and dries greige cloth preparatory to printing, dyeing, or finishing: Pulls cloth from overhead carrier, positions truck of folded cloth at feed-end of machine, or mounts roll of cloth onto brackets at scray. Sews cloth end to leader in range, using portable sewing machine. Presses button or turns handwheel to set width guide according to width of cloth. Turns valves to control level of chemicals in mangle, washboxes, and peroxide saturator. Turns knobs to adjust pressure on squeeze rollers and to set speed of range as specified for various cloth styles. Observes cloth entering machine to detect bad seams or flaws that might cause tear-outs. Stops range and seams cloth to correct flaws. May thread cloth through range when leader not left in range. May tend range that washes, bleaches, scours, whitens, and dries cloth preparatory to further processing.


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

  • Also known as: Bleacher, Bleach Machine Operator, Range Operator

    How to become a Bleach Range Operator

    Most Bleach Range 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:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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