Coating and Embossing Unit Operator

Operate machines to size, coat, and emboss fabrics, such as felt or cloth.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Coating and Embossing Unit Operators do?

Operates machine to size, coat, and emboss fabrics, such as felt or cloth: Places roll of material onto feed holder of machine. Threads end through tandem arrangement of calender, sizing, coating, embossing, and drier units. Attaches end to rewind spindle. Turns handwheels to admit steam that moistens material and to admit steam into calender rolls to heat rolls. Fills troughs with specified sizing and coating solutions and turns screws to adjust doctors. Turns calibrated dial knobs to adjust airflow and temperature in drying ovens. Positions and locks engraved shells on embossing rolls. Turns screws or inserts shims to adjust pressure of roller on material. Turns knob to synchronize speed of machines and conveyors. Positions feed guides, tightens guides with wrench, and starts machine. Examines sample run to determine conformity to specifications. May place additional rolls of material into feed holders to produce laminated fabrics.


Should I be a Coating and Embossing Unit Operator?

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

  • How to Become a
    Coating and Embossing Unit Operator

    Most Coating and Embossing Unit Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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