Block knitted garments after cleaning.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Blockers do?

Blocks knitted garments after cleaning: Shrinks or stretches garment by hand until it conforms to original measurements and pins garment to cover of steamtable or back of pressing machine. Applies steam to garment, as it is held in shape, by means of hand valves or foot levers. Measures and records dimensions of garments, using yardstick, cloth tape, or by making perforated outline on paper. Compares cleaned garments with recorded measurements or perforated paper and returns garments that have shrunk or stretched for reprocessing. May hang garments on forms corresponding to desired shape and saturate with steam from nozzle to block garments. May measure customer and record measurements for use in blocking customer’s garments. May fold and wrap garments.

Should I be a Blocker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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: Brim Blocker, Crown Blocker, Millinery Blocker

    How to become a Blocker

    Most Blockers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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