Open Developer Operator

Tend open-developer machines that develop dyes in dyed or printed cloth.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Open Developer Operators do?

Tends open-developer machine that develops dye in dyed or printed cloth, removes excess color from cloth, and wets cloth before soaping process: Threads end of roll of cloth through machine rolls. Turns steam valves to heat machine tank and opens valves to admit specified chemicals into tank and to start water spray. Turns handwheels to close wringer rolls and starts machine. Straightens wrinkles in cloth as cloth enters machine. Sews end of new roll of cloth to end in machine during processing, using portable sewing machine. Drains tank of machine after cloth is processed. May mix chemicals in storage tank to develop desired color of cloth.

Should I be an Open Developer Operator?

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.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Patch Developer

    How to become an Open Developer Operator

    Most Open Developer Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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