Pad Maker

Prepare sample pads of textile fibers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pad Makers do?

Prepares sample pads of textile fibers by hand for use in comparing textile batch color with standard: Cards fibers received from dyeing process, using brush, and dries fibers in oven. Weighs dried fibers, mats specified weight into pads, and washes and dries pads. Cuts excess fibers from pads, using scissors. Attaches identification tags to pads. May blend different colored fibers to determine quantity of each color required to make specified shade.


Should I be a Pad Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Pill Maker, Pipe Maker, Pot Maker, Pulp Maker

    How to become a Pad Maker

    Pad Makers 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 Pad Maker-related education!
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