Brim-Pouncing Machine Operator

Tend machines that abrade felt hat brims to smooth brims.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Brim-Pouncing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that abrades felt hat brims to smooth brims and remove excess fibers: Positions hat in guide between feed and sanding rollers of machine. Depresses pedal to start machine that forces brim against abrasive cone, removing excess fibers and smoothing brim. Removes hat from machine, inverts, and repositions hat to smooth other side of brim. Feels brim surface to ascertain that specified texture has been attained and removes hat. Turns setscrew to remove and replace sanding cone, using screwdriver. When tending machine that abrades brims by action of sandpaper pads mounted on adjustable arms, is designated Jigger-Brim-Pouncing-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Brim-Pouncing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Hydraulic-Brim-Flanging-Machine Operator, Jigger-Brim-Pouncing-Machine Operator, Pouncing-Machine Operator

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    Brim-Pouncing Machine Operator

    Brim-Pouncing 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 Brim-Pouncing Machine Operator-related education!
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