Cloth Shrinking Tester

Test cloth samples to determine potential shrinkage of the sample.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cloth Shrinking Testers do?

Tests cloth sample to determine potential shrinkage of sample in order to establish shrinking machine settings, and to verify effectiveness of shrinking process: Marks cloth sample at measured intervals, using template. Loads samples into washing drum and adds detergents. Starts machine that automatically washes and rinses samples and extracts excess water. Removes samples from machine at end of washing cycle and presses samples, using flatbed ironer. Measures distance between markings on cloth, using yardstick, and computes average shrinkage of length and width. Converts amount of shrinkage into machine settings, using conversion tables. Records measurements, cloth lot and style number, and machine settings on work ticket for use by CLOTH-SHRINKING-MACHINE OPERATOR. Cuts samples from cloth after shrinking and tests cloth to verify that material meets shrinkage specifications.


Should I be a Cloth Shrinking Tester?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Cloth Shrinking Tester

    Most Cloth Shrinking Testers 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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