Cloth Printing Utility Worker

Feed cloth printing machines and change printing machine parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cloth Printing Utility Workers do?

Feeds cloth printing machine, off bears drying unit of cloth printing machine, or changes printing machine parts to assist workers engaged in roller printing of cloth, according to one of following methods: Stops scray feed roller when feed roll of cloth is exhausted. Inserts metal rod through new roll of cloth, rolls cloth from dolly into brackets at feed end of printing machine, and clamps rod into brackets. Sews end of cloth from new roll to end of cloth in machine, using portable sewing machine. Restarts scray feed roller. Stops printing machine dryer and ravels seam to separate full takeup cloth roll from cloth in machine. Tucks cloth corners into roll to prevent unwinding. Reads automatic counter and records yardage on production ticket. Mounts empty takeup rod on machine, wraps end of cloth around rod, and restarts machine. Assists BACK TENDER, CLOTH PRINTING 652.685-010; GREIGE-CLOTH TENDER, PRINTING 652.686-018; or PRINTING-ROLLER HANDLER 652.385-010 in removing and replacing color boxes, doctors, printing rollers, sieve cloths, and gears during color or style changeover, using handtools. Washes printing paste from parts, using water hose, solvent, and rags. Pushes handtrucks loaded with rolls of cloth, printing paste, or machine parts to move materials between work stations.

Should I be a Cloth Printing Utility Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • 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: Utility Worker, Cloth Printing

    How to Become a
    Cloth Printing Utility Worker

    Most Cloth Printing Utility Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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