Fulling Machine Operator

Operate fulling machines to shrink and compress felts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fulling Machine Operators do?

Operates fulling machine to shrink and compress felt: Places roll of felt padding in trough of machine containing lubricating agents, such as soap solution. Threads end of felt beneath cam-actuated wooden blocks and onto takeoff reel. Starts machine and pushes felt evenly beneath blocks that pound and flatten felt. Measures rolls for specified thickness with gauge. Turns and inverts pads to ensure uniformity of size and shrinkage.


Should I be a Fulling Machine Operator?

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 Fulling Machine Operator

    Fulling Machine Operators 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 Fulling Machine Operator-related education!
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