Marking Machine Operator

Tend machines that print trademarks on the back of cloths.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Marking Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that prints trademark on back of cloth: Pours printing ink and water into mixing can in proportions specified for cloth style. Starts pump to circulate ink between mixing can and trough under pickup roll. Positions truck of cloth at front of machine and starts cloth feeding over printing roll. Examines cloth to detect penetration of ink to face of cloth. Turns handwheel to adjust pressure roll that controls amount of ink applied to fabric. Doffs trucks of marked cloth at swing-folding attachment.


Should I be a Marking Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Back Up Machine Operator, Kelly Machine Operator, Lettering-Machine Operator, Nipping Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Marking Machine Operator

    Marking Machine Operators 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 Marking Machine Operator-related education!
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