Canvas Shop Laborer

Perform tasks in cutting, sewing, and assembling canvas products.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Canvas Shop Laborers do?

Performs any of following tasks in laying out, cutting, sewing, fabricating, and assembling canvas products, such as awnings, tents, and tarpaulins: Carries or handtrucks supplies to work stations. Unrolls cloth from bolt, cuts cloth to specified length with hand shears, and spreads cloth on table for pattern layout and cutting. Stacks and marks cut cloth according to work order. Rolls cloths into bundles. Ties and tags bundles. Inspects finished products for defects, such as tears, missing rope, or hardware, defective sewing, dirt, or stains. Folds, ties, and packs finished products. Trims threads from machine-sewed items with shears to prepare them for finishing. Sews rings, snaps, or ropes to canvas by hand, using palm and needle. May tend grommet machine to attach grommets to canvas. May assist in installing awnings. May be designated according to work performed as Awning Spreader; Ring Sewer.

Should I be a Canvas Shop Laborer?

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

  • Also known as: Laborer, Canvas Shop

    How to become a Canvas Shop Laborer

    Most Canvas Shop Laborers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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