Dye Tub Operator

Tend machines that dye and finish knitted garments.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dye Tub Operators do?

Tends machines that dye and finish knitted garments, such as hosiery and sweaters: Turns valves to admit water and steam into machine to specified level. Pours dye, cleaning agents, or finishing chemicals into machine. Turns thermostat and timing device to set temperature and dyeing time, according to formula. Places garments in compartments of machine and starts machine. Periodically examines garments from each dye or finish lot to detect variations from processing standards. Adds dye, reducing agent, or finishing chemicals, according to instructions, if standard is not matched. Drains solution from machine at end of dyeing or finishing cycle. Removes dyed or finished garments to handtruck and labels each lot. May tend extractor [EXTRACTOR OPERATOR 581.685-038]. May weigh or measure cleaning agents and chemicals. May be designated according to type of machine used as Paddle-Dyeing-Machine Operator; Rotary-Drum Dyer.

Should I be a Dye Tub Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Dye and Chemical Coordinator, Dye Box Operator, Dye Can Operator, Dye Jig Operator, Dye Line Operator, Dye Operator See More

    How to become a Dye Tub Operator

    Most Dye Tub 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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