Brim and Crown Presser

Tend machines that press unfinished hat bodies to smooth and shape hats.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Brim and Crown Pressers do?

Tends one or more machines that press unfinished hat bodies to smooth and shape hats: Positions inverted hat body in specified size heated form, mounted in bed of press. Pulls lever to lower ram and automatically inflate hat body to shape body and brim against form. Removes and inspects hat for wrinkles and specific shape, and stacks hat on rack. May insert specified shaped block in hat body before lowering ram if press is not equipped with inflation device.

Should I be a Brim and Crown Presser?

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.

  • How to become a Brim and Crown Presser

    Most Brim and Crown Pressers 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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