Tend dye jigs that pass cloth from one roll to another through vat of dye.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jiggers do?

Tends dye jig that passes cloth from one roll to another through vat of dye or other solution to scour, bleach, or dye cloth: Mounts roll of cloth on machine, using power hoist. Passes cloth under guide rollers in tank to takeup roll. Turns valve to fill tank with water and pours specified quantity of dye into tank or notifies DYE-WEIGHER HELPER to release dye solution to dye machine. Sets thermostat to control steam for heating solution. Adds chemicals as instructed by DYER, SUPERVISOR 582.131-014. Starts machine that passes cloth through dye bath or chemical solution, reversing direction of cloth until it has passed through solution specified number of times. Opens valve to drain solution from machine. Fills machine with water and rinses surplus dye from cloth by passing cloth through water as in dyeing. Doffs roll of cloth from dye jig, using power hoist. May weigh and mix dyes.

Should I be a Jigger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Jig Hand, Jig Worker

    How to become a Jigger

    Most Jiggers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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