Marker I

Arrange patterns and mark identifying numbers and assembly guidelines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Marker Is do?

Arranges patterns and marks identifying numbers, assembly guidelines, and outline of patterns on lay of cloth, leather, paper, or other materials to facilitate cutting and sewing operations, employing knowledge of marking, cutting, and manufacturing processes to minimize waste: Selects lay of material and patterns according to specifications. Compares pattern with cutting order to verify style of garment, size scale, type and yardage of cloth, and number of garments to be cut. Positions pattern on lay according to type, print, or weave of material, so that parts match when assembled and waste is minimized, using rules and squares as work aids. Outlines patterns on top of materials, using chalk stick, dust bag, crayon, soap, or wax. May mark part size and model number within outlines. May pin marked paper or outlined patterns onto material. May notch, drill, and mark holes in lay to serve as guides for attachment of other parts, using notcher, electric drill, or electric drill equipped with cartridge containing fluorescent marking solution. May be designated according to type of material marked as Canvas Marker, or according to article marked as Dress Marker; Hat Marker; Shirt Marker.

Should I be a Marker I?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Can Marker, Cut-Out Marker, Dress Marker, Eyelet-Row Marker, Hem Marker, Outside Marker, Pocket Marker, Shirt Marker See More

    How to become a Marker I

    Marker Is 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 Marker I-related education!
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