Chief Cloth-Finishing-Range Operator

Control ranges consisting of units to desize, bleach, dye, or finish cloth.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chief Cloth-Finishing-Range Operators do?

Controls range consisting of units, such as chemical or dye pads, washboxes, steamboxes, J-boxes, tenter frames, curing ovens, and drying cans to desize, bleach, dye, or finish cloth and other textile goods: Lines up cloth to be processed according to priority, style, and width. Gives directions to CLOTH FEEDER; CLOTH-FINISHING-RANGE TENDER; and BACK TENDER engaged in tending range units to ensure that desizing, bleaching, dyeing, or other finishing processes conform to specifications. Tests chemical solutions by titration or with hydrometer to detect variation in strength and notifies mixing department to add required quantity of chemicals or water according to test results and specifications. Observes control panel and equipment to detect faulty operation and adjusts controls to synchronize motor-driven rollers. Records test results, style numbers, and yardage of cloth processed. May inspect cloth. May be designated according to process controlled as Cloth-Bleaching-Range Operator, Chief; Cloth-Desizing-Range Operator, Chief; Cloth-Dyeing-Range Operator, Chief.


Should I be a Chief Cloth-Finishing-Range Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cloth-Bleaching-Range Operator, Chief, Cloth-Desizing-Range Operator, Chief, Cloth-Finishing-Range Operator, Chief See More

    How to Become a
    Chief Cloth-Finishing-Range Operator

    Most Chief Cloth-Finishing-Range Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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