Cloth Finisher

Manage workers finishing cloth, carpets, rugs, and other fabrics.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cloth Finishers do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in finishing cloth, carpets, rugs, and other fabrics: Schedules finishing of cloth or carpeting according to color, width, and type of finish, to maintain efficient operation. Selects standard formulas that meet customer specifications or uses knowledge of finish ingredients and application methods to develop new formulas. Writes mixing instructions for use by CHEMICAL MIXER. Writes work orders for supervisors indicating specified finish, style, and yardage of cloth or carpeting to be processed. Examines cloth or carpeting to verify that finish meets specifications. Inventories and orders chemicals and supplies from purchasing department. Trains workers in setup, repair, and operation of ranges, machines, and equipment. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May be designated according to department supervised or process involved as Carpet-Finishing Supervisor; Cloth-Bleaching Supervisor; Cloth-Brushing-And-Sueding Supervisor; Cloth-Laminating Supervisor; Cloth-Mercerizing Supervisor; Cloth-Napping Supervisor; Cloth-Shearing Supervisor; Cloth-Shrinking Supervisor.

Should I be a Cloth Finisher?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Fur Finisher, Head

    How to become a Cloth Finisher

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