Cloth Dye-Range Operator

Operate feed-end of ranges to dye and dry cloth in open width.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cloth Dye-Range Operators do?

Operates feed-end of range to dye and dry cloth in open width: Trucks folded cloth to feed-end of machine or pushes roll of cloth onto brackets at scray. Sews cloth end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns handwheel to adjust cloth guides. Turns valves to admit dye to dye pad from mixing tank. Sets thermostats to control temperature of dye in padder and hot air in drying box. Starts machines, observes control panel, and turns knobs to synchronize individual motor speeds. Reads yardage clock and records production, lot numbers, and running time. Turns valve to drain used dye from dye pad. Cleans padder and steambox with water hose. May mix dyes [DYE WEIGHER] and add chemicals to dye bath. May be designated according to dye used as Indigo-Vat Tender, Cloth.


Should I be a Cloth Dye-Range Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cloth-Dyeing-Range Operator, Chief, Cloth Dyer, Drug Room Clerk, Dye-Range Feeder, Dye Range Operator See More

    How to become a Cloth Dye-Range Operator

    Most Cloth Dye-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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