Crush cloths to form three-dimensional geometric patterns.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crushers do?

Crushes cloth to form three-dimensional geometric patterns for fancy linings in caskets: Lays material on female crushing die and fits male crushing die or crushing rod over material and into depression of female die. Steams material on crushing board to set shape, using steam hose. Removes male dies or crushing rods. Brushes or sprays glue onto screen and presses backing material against screen. Lays backing material on raised portion of facing material on crushing board. Wipes cloth over backing material to stick fabrics together. Removes and hangs finished article to dry. May sew linings and pillows.

Should I be a Crusher?

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: Car Pusher, Crusher, Dry-Ground Mica, Gang Pusher, Hog Pusher, Kiln Pusher, Pusher, Second Crusher, Slusher

    How to become a Crusher

    Crushers 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 Crusher-related education!
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