Lockstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operator

Operate lockstitch sewing machines to enclose elastic strips.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lockstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operators do?

Operates lockstitch sewing machine equipped with folder to enclose elastic strip inside fold of fabric at garment opening: Inserts end of elastic strip and edge of garment into folder. Guides edge of garment under needle to hem garment and enclose elastic strip in hem. May operate machine equipped with different type of folder to either enclose elastic in binding or in folded tape at garment edge. Performs other duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.

Should I be a Lockstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Lockstitch Tunnel Elastic Operator, Tunnel-Elastic Operator, Lockstitch

    How to Become a
    Lockstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operator

    Most Lockstitch Tunnel-Elastic Operators 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:9hacaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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