Button Maker and Installer

Tend button machines that assemble and insert buttons.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Button Maker and Installers do?

Tends button machine that assembles buttons and inserts buttons into pillow and cushion shells prior to stuffing: Positions specified metal button dies in machine, according to work order, and flips switch to activate machine. Turns knob to set counter that tallies number of buttons assembled. Places button covers and metal button parts in specified sequence in dies and depresses pedal to activate automatic assembly cycle of machine. Picks up buttons from machine discharge bin and cuts away excess covering material, using scissors. Inserts one end of button ties into openings on back of buttons, places opposite end of ties into inserting tool, and pushes tool through precut holes in pillow or cushion shells. Removes ties from tool and inserts ties into openings of other buttons on opposite side of shells. Places assembled items in storage area. Periodically cuts additional button covers from specified fabrics, using handpress.


Should I be a Button Maker and Installer?

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: Bottom Board and Truss Leg Installer

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    Button Maker and Installer

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