Coater Helper

Assist Coater in applying coating to fabric and drying it.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Coater Helpers do?

Assists COATER in applying rubber or pyroxylin coating to fabric, such as carpeting and upholstery material, and to dry coating: Starts pump to admit solution to trough. Observes cloth to detect faulty coating and covers missed spots, using brush. Turns dials to control temperature of curing oven and movement of cloth through range, and to adjust tenter frame guides. Works as member of team to operate and clean range. Assists in removing full rolls from range. May tend intermediate range units that apply backing to carpeting and be designated Laminating-Machine-Operator Helper.


Should I be a Coater Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Coremaker Helper

    How to become a Coater Helper

    Coater Helpers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Coater Helper-related education!
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