Fabric Normalizer

Tend equipment that shrink rubberized fabric sheetings.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fabric Normalizers do?

Tends equipment that shrinks rubberized fabric sheeting or tubing to increase strength of material: Positions reel of rubberized stock in letoff rack, by hand or using hoist. Adjusts stock guides and tension rollers on machine, using handtools, to accommodate stock. Dumps powdered soapstone in hopper of equipment to dust stock. Moves controls to regulate temperature of water in dip tank and speed of equipment. Threads rubberized fabric stock through machine. Starts equipment that moves stock through water bath, drying compartment, under soapstone dispenser, and onto windup reel.

Should I be a Fabric Normalizer?

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

  • How to become a Fabric Normalizer

    Fabric Normalizers 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 Fabric Normalizer-related education!
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