Brim Stretching Machine Operator

Tend machines that stretch lower part of unfinished hat bodies.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Brim Stretching Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that stretches lower part of unfinished hat body to form brim: Immerses hat bodies in hot water to soften material preparatory to stretching. Moves lever to adjust angle of metal ribs under hat-shaped block of machine to control specified brim width and crown height. Slips softened hat body onto block and over ribs. Presses button or depresses pedal to raise hat block and start movement of machine fingers that stretch brim. Releases pedal, turns body on block, and repeats stretching operation until brim is formed around entire hat body. Measures width of brim to ensure conformity with specifications, using ruler. Removes hat body from machine and places hat body on rack.

Should I be a Brim Stretching Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Brim-Stretching Machine Operator

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    Brim Stretching Machine Operator

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