Greaser Operator

Tend machines that apply greases and waxes to unfinished felt hat bodies.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Greaser Operators do?

Tends machine that applies grease and wax to unfinished felt hat bodies to stiffen and finish felt: Mounts rolls of cloth impregnated with grease and wax on holders of machine and threads cloth under feed rollers, between machine guides, and over applicator pads. Fits hat body over block mounted on arm of machine. Presses lever to start machine that forces body against applicator pads to finish and stiffen body. May be designated according to part of hat body processed as Brim-Greaser Operator; Crown-Greaser Operator.

Should I be a Greaser Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Brim-Greaser Operator, Case Operator, Crown-Greaser Operator, Degreasing-Wheel Operator, Grab Operator See More

    How to become a Greaser Operator

    Greaser 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 Greaser Operator-related education!
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