Tend machines that singe naps or loose fibers from threads.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Gassers do?
Tends machine that singes nap or loose fibers from thread: Creels machine with packages of thread. Draws thread from creel, lays individual ends of thread between teeth of expansion combs, pulls thread over gas burner, and loops ends of thread around takeup spools. Turns valve to start flow of gas and lights flame, using spark lighter. Starts machine that automatically swings flame beneath thread and observes flow of thread through machine to detect breaks in thread ends. Stops machine and ties breaks in thread by hand. Doffs spools of singed yarn.
Should I be a Gasser?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
Also known as:
Gasman, Ham Passer, Meat Passer, Passer
How to become a Gasser
Gassers 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.
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