Brush Operator

Tend machines that brush foreign matters from cloths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Brush Operators do?

Tends machine that brushes foreign matter, such as lint, strings, and loose fibers from cloth: Pins or sews end of cloth to leader. Turns screws to adjust cloth tension and pressure of brushes. Starts machine and observes operation to detect incomplete cleaning. Cleans and oils machine. May tend brushing machine with steaming attachment that sets cloth nap.

Should I be a Brush 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Billet Bed Operator, Brushing Operator, Byproducts Operator, Double Back Operator, Steam-Brush Operator

    How to become a Brush Operator

    Brush 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 Brush Operator-related education!
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