Tend machines that remove tacking stitches from selvages of fabric.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Detackers do?
Tends machine that removes tacking stitches from selvages of fabric and opens fabric to full width after wet processing: Clips tacking stitches with knife and ravels out length of stitching by hand. Feeds end of fabric over beating roller and through takeoff rollers and swing-folding attachment. Laps end of raveled stitching around reel and starts machine that ravels out stitching and opens cloth to full width. Guides cloth from swing-folding attachment into handtruck. May sew end of cloth to end of cloth in machine to form continuous strip, using sewing machine.
Should I be a Detacker?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
Also known as:
Cracker Off, Dewaxer, Double Backer, Ducker
How to become a Detacker
Detackers 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.
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