Cylinder Batcher

Tend machines that draw cloths through softening solution.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cylinder Batchers do?

Tends machine that draws cloth through softening solution and winds cloth onto perforated cylinder to prepare cloth for dyeing: Threads cloth from supply truck through softening bath, guides, and rollers to takeup cylinder or sews cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Presses button to start machine and observes cloth for defects. Cuts out flaws and sews ends together by hand or with sewing machine. Removes full cylinder from machine, using chain hoist. Records yardage cloth reading onto work ticket. May tend tenter frame in tandem with cylinder batcher.


Should I be a Cylinder Batcher?

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

  • Also known as: Back Tender, Cylinder, Cylinder Worker

    How to become a Cylinder Batcher

    Cylinder Batchers 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 Cylinder Batcher-related education!
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