Fastener Sewing Machine Operator

Tend machines that sew fasteners to continuous strips of binding tapes.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fastener Sewing Machine Operators do?

Tends one or more machines that automatically sew fasteners, such as hooks and eyes, to continuous strips of binding tape. Fills hopper of machine with fasteners. May measure hook and eye spacing, using ruler, and examine tape for defects, such as misplaced stitching or discoloration. May tend machine equipped with button sewing adaptor to stitch metal tips to corners of umbrella covers and be designated Tipping-Machine Operator. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC Master Title.

Should I be a Fastener Sewing Machine 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: Fancy Needleworker

    How to Become a
    Fastener Sewing Machine Operator

    Most Fastener Sewing Machine 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:9hacaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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