Cloth Boil-Off-Machine Operator

Tend machines that remove dirt, natural gums, and waxes from greige cloth.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cloth Boil-Off-Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that removes dirt, natural gums, and waxes from greige cloth preparatory to further processing: Lifts rolls of cloth to platform at feed-end of machine, using hoist. Inserts rod through center of roll and pushes roll onto machine brackets. Sews end of cloth roll to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns valves to admit caustic solution and steam to vats. Starts cloth winding from roll on to takeup beam in initial boiloff box and from initial boiloff box onto beams in subsequent boiloff and washboxes. Threads cloth from terminal washbox through squeeze rollers and doffs cloth from swing-folding attachment. Records cloth lot number, machine running time, and yardage of cloth processed. May measure distance between colored yarn markers on cloth selvage to determine shrinkage.

Should I be a Cloth Boil-Off-Machine 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Boil-Off-Machine Operator, Cloth, Cloth Boil Off Machine Operator, Kier Boiler

    How to Become a
    Cloth Boil-Off-Machine Operator

    Most Cloth Boil-Off-Machine 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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