Chainstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operator

Operate sewing machines to enclose elastic strip inside fold of fabric.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

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What do Chainstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operators do?

Operates two-needle chainstitch sewing machine equipped with folder to enclose elastic strip inside fold of fabric at garment opening: Inserts end of elastic strip and edge of garment into folder. Guides edge of garment under needles to enclose elastic in hem between two rows of stitching. May operate machine equipped with different type of folder to either enclose elastic in binding or folded tape at garment edge. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.


Should I be a Chainstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Chainstitch Tunnel Elastic Operator, Tunnel-Elastic Operator, Chainstitch

    How to Become a
    Chainstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operator

    Chainstitch Tunnel Elastic Operators often have a Bachelor's degree or higher. Chart?chd=s:9hacaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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