Latexer I

Tend machines that apply latex coating to surgical elastic supports.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Latexer Is do?

Tends machine that applies latex coating to reverse sides of surgical elastic supports, such as wrist, knee, and elbow braces, to prevent raveling of threads: Fills machine reservoir with sealant. Inverts support, cuts excess threads, using scissors, and places support on roller. Presses levers and pedals to start machine that applies coating to article. Removes support from machine, reverses support, and drops article in handtruck. May tend machines that wash and dry surgical supports.

Should I be a Latexer I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Latexer I

    Most Latexer Is 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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