Patch Finisher

Collect cloth samples during processing.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Patch Finishers do?

Collects cloth samples during processing for use in determining conformance to dyeing specifications: Cuts patch from cloth in specified dye becks, using scissors. Bathes samples in saline and water solutions to set dye in cloth and remove excess moisture from cloth. Dries and steams sample, using drier and steamer. Dips sample in caustic or acid solutions to dissolve selected fibers from cloth, using tongs. Staples and submits samples to DYER, SUPERVISOR 582.131-014 for analysis.


Should I be a Patch Finisher?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Felt Finisher, Fine Patcher

    How to become a Patch Finisher

    Most Patch Finishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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