Machine Cloth Trimmer

Tend machines that trim loose threads from selvages of cloths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Cloth Trimmers do?

Tends machine equipped with rotary blades that trim loose threads from selvage of cloth: Segregates cloth according to type and width. Turns wheel to set width and tension guides on machine for each batch. Inserts rod into center of cloth roll and lifts roll onto machine brackets. Sews cloth end to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Observes cloth feeding into scray or over inspection board to detect torn selvages, holes, or soils, and cuts out torn sections, or identifies defects with adhesive stickers. Ravels seam to separate roll of trimmed cloth and doffs roll, using hoist, or by pushing it onto platform. Starts cloth winding onto new beam or tube. May verify yardage in rolls. May work as member of team to creel and doff cloth rolls.

Should I be a Machine Cloth Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Cleaner and Trimmer, Cloth Shearer, Cloth Trimmer, Machine

    How to become a Machine Cloth Trimmer

    Most Machine Cloth Trimmers 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2836%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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