Tend ranges that reduce and char vegetable matter in woolen fabrics.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carbonizers do?

Tends range that reduces and chars vegetable matter in woolen fabrics to facilitate removal of matter: Pushes trucks of cloth into feeding position and sews cloth end to lead cloth, using portable sewing machine. Turns handwheels to adjust width guides and tension devices according to width of cloth. Turns valves to admit water and acid into wet-out and carbonizing troughs. Sets thermostat to control temperature in charring unit. Starts range and turns handwheel to regulate movement of cloth through range, according to weight of fabric. Tests strength of acid solution by titration or with hydrometer. Admits water or acid into carbonizing trough to maintain uniform strength of carbonizing agent. Records titration results or hydrometer readings, style number, and yardage of cloth processed. Cleans lint from filters of charring unit, using vacuum hose.

Should I be a Carbonizer?

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

  • Also known as: Gut Carrier, Ware Carrier, Yarn Carrier

    How to become a Carbonizer

    Carbonizers 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 Carbonizer-related education!
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