Dye Weigher

Mix dyes and chemicals for use in dyeing products.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dye Weighers do?

Mixes dyes and chemicals for use in dyeing products, such as fabrics, hosiery, and yarns: Weighs out quantities of powdered or liquid dyes and chemicals, following formula sheet. Pours dyes and chemicals into pail or mixing tank and turns valve to admit water into tank or pail up to mark on container wall. Stirs ingredients with paddle and injects steam into solution to dissolve dye. Dumps contents of pail into supply tank or turns valves to transfer dye solution from mixing tank to supply tanks in dye room. Inventories dyes and chemicals and notifies DYER, SUPERVISOR 582.131-014 as supplies are needed. May be designated according to dye mixed as Indigo Mixer.


Should I be a Dye Weigher?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Dye Weigher

    Dye Weighers 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 Dye Weigher-related education!
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