Head-End Desizing-Machine Operator

Tend feed end of ranges that remove sizes from clothes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Head-End Desizing-Machine Operators do?

Tends feed-end of range that removes size from cloth to increase affinity of cloth for dye: Weighs out desizing agent and mixes agent with water in mixing tank, following formula. Turns valves to transfer solution from mixing tank to desizing tubs and to control steam for heating solution. Positions truck of cloth at feed-end of machine, or mounts cloth roll onto brackets at scray. Sews cloth end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Observes flow of cloth through machine to detect flaws, such as holes and torn selvages. Cuts out flaws, using scissors, and sews cloth ends together. Turns knob to adjust cloth guides and speed of range to accommodate changes in styles of cloth.

Should I be a Head-End Desizing-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.

  • Also known as: Desizing-Machine Operator, Head-End, Desizing-Pad Operator, Head-End Desizing Machine Operator

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    Head-End Desizing-Machine Operator

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