Duster

Tend equipment that remove dust, fur particles, and lint from felt hats.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dusters do?

Tends equipment that removes dust, fur particles, and lint from felt hats after pouncing operations, using any of following methods: Selects hat block, according to specifications. Turns screw to secure block on spindle, and slips hat over block. Depresses pedal to start compressor that creates vacuum in slots of hat block and moves hat over slots to remove undesirable matter. Depresses pedal to start hat and block rotating. Presses trigger on pneumatic gun to direct air over hat surface or holds brush against hat surface to dust hat. Depresses pedal to move hat mounted on rotating block against rotating brush. Stops compressor or rotating block, turns hat inside out, and repeats dusting operation on inside of hat. May be designated according to method used as Hat Brusher, Machine.


Should I be a Duster?

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

  • Also known as: Dopster, Duster Tender, Exhauster, Tire Duster, Waste Duster

    How to become a Duster

    Dusters 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 Duster-related education!
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