Breaker Up Machine Operator

Tend machines that agitate hats after blocking.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Breaker Up Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that agitates hats after blocking to render material soft and pliable: Places hats in chamber of machine and starts rotation of paddle arms that toss hats about until material becomes pliable. Stops machine after specified time and removes hats for further processing.

Should I be a Breaker Up 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bale-Breaker Operator, Breaker-Wheel Operator, Broke Beater Machine Operator, Push-Up Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Breaker Up Machine Operator

    Breaker Up Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Breaker Up Machine Operator-related education!
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