Dye Reel Operator

Tend machines that bleach or dye cloth in rope form.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dye Reel Operators do?

Tends machine that bleaches or dyes cloth in rope form: Hangs cuts of cloth over reel above beck. Sews ends of cloth together to form endless rope from each cut of cloth, using portable sewing machine. Sets gauges to control automatic cycle of washing, dyeing, and rinsing as instructed by DYER, SUPERVISOR 582.131-014. Notifies DYE WEIGHER 550.684-014 to release chemicals and dyes to dye tub. Cuts sample from cloth when dyeing cycle is near end and submits sample to DYER, SUPERVISOR to determine if color meets specifications. Ravels seams connecting cloth ends after rinsing is completed. Starts reel to pull cloth out of dye tub. Guides cloth into truck. May unwind cloth from roll by machine so cuts of cloth may be separated for dyeing [ROLLING-DOWN-MACHINE OPERATOR 589.685-086]. May be designated according to type of cloth dyed as Knit-Tubing Dyer.

Should I be a Dye Reel Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Drug Room Operator, Dye-Beck-Reel Operator, Dye House Wheel Operator, Dye-Reel Operator, Re Dye Hand See More

    How to become a Dye Reel Operator

    Most Dye Reel Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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