Separate chain-sewn or knitted articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Clippers do?

Separates chain-sewn or knitted articles, such as garment parts, textile bags, or curtains, prior to assembly into completed article: Clips connecting threads or material between articles, using scissors or knife, or guides connecting thread or material under rotary cutter to separate articles. Pulls ends of thread from knitted part and twists threads around revolving wheel to separate individual parts from chain-knitted strip. May sort, count, and store separated articles in bins according to style, color, and size. May be designated according to article separated as Collarette Separator; Collar Separator; Cotton-Bag Clipper; Cuff Separator; Jute-Bag Clipper; Rib-Trim Separator. May be designated: Sleeve Separator.

Should I be a Clipper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cotton-Bag Clipper, Hand Clipper, Jute-Bag Clipper, Thread Clipper

    How to become a Clipper

    Most Clippers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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