Hat Stock Laminating Machine Operator

Tend machines that spray adhesives to the materials used in hat stocks.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hat Stock Laminating Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that sprays adhesive onto sheets of material and presses material together to form stock for manufacturing hatbrims and crowns: Secures rolls of material, such as cotton, paper, or wool, on holders of machine. Starts machine and inserts ends of sheets between feed rollers that carry materials under spray nozzle for application of adhesive. Aligns edges of coated sheets as sheets pass under heated presser rollers, forming hatbrim and crown stock. Fills machine reservoir with premixed adhesive. Turns bolts to adjust clearance of presser rollers to accommodate thickness of material to be joined, using wrench.


Should I be a Hat Stock Laminating Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • 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: Hat-Brim-and-Crown-Laminating Operator, Stock Roller

    How to Become a
    Hat Stock Laminating Machine Operator

    Most Hat Stock Laminating Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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