Machine Straw Hat Presser

Tend machines that press straw hats to shape and smooth brims and crowns.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Straw Hat Pressers do?

Tends machine that presses strawhats to shape and smooths brims and crowns: Selects pressing dies according to specifications, and secures dies in holders of machine bed and ram, using screwdriver. Positions hat over heated lower die in machine bed. Moves lever to lower ram containing heated upper die that shapes and smooths hat. Removes hat and examines for flaws, such as wrinkles and shaping irregularities. May tend hydraulic pressing machine [HYDRAULIC BLOCKER 580.685-038]. May be designated according to pressing stage as Presser, First; Presser, Second. May moisten hat with steam preparatory to pressing.

Should I be a Machine Straw Hat Presser?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Straw-Hat Presser, Straw Hat Presser, Machine

    How to Become a
    Machine Straw Hat Presser

    Most Machine Straw Hat Pressers 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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