Machine Sizer

Place felt hat bodies in machine that agitates bodies to shrink fur fibers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Sizers do?

Moistens, folds, wraps, and places unfinished felt hat bodies in machine that agitates bodies to harden and shrink fur fibers to specified size: Sprinkles hat bodies with hot water or immerses bodies to shrink them. Wrings bodies to remove excess water, using hands. Folds hat bodies in prescribed manner and wraps burlap around folded bodies to protect fur fibers. Places bundle of bodies between machine rollers that agitate bodies, causing further shrinking and matting together of interlocking fibers. Measures bodies, using ruler. Continues refolding and passing hat bodies between rollers until bodies have become firm and have shrunk to specified size.

Should I be a Machine Sizer?

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: Laborer, Syrup Machine, Machine-Shop Apprentice, Sizer, Machine

    How to become a Machine Sizer

    Machine Sizers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Machine Sizer-related education!
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