Collar Turner Operator

Tend machines that reverse partially finished collars on garments.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Collar Turner Operators do?

Tends machine that reverses partially finished collars on garments, such as ladies’ dresses, and flattens seams of collars: Folds collar back along seam and draws folded seam over lower jaw of machine. Depresses pedal that lowers upper jaw of machine to spread seam. Grasps and moves collar back and forth over lower jaw to flatten seam. Releases pedal and removes collar.

Should I be a Collar Turner 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.
  • 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: Circular-Tank Cooper, Collar-Folder Operator, Collar-Shaper Operator, Rectangular-Tank Cooper

    How to become a Collar Turner Operator

    Collar Turner Operators 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 Collar Turner Operator-related education!
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