Patching Machine Operator

Tend machines that patch articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Patching Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that patches articles, such as tablecloths, sheets, and uniforms: Positions damaged article between platens of machine. Selects adhesive patching material to match article to be repaired. Cuts out patch with scissors, and places patch over tear. Reads gauge on machine to ensure that ram is heated to specified temperature. Presses control button to close press and secure patch on article. May seal identification tapes on articles.

Should I be a Patching Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Flattening-Machine Operator, Form-Finishing-Machine Operator, Hot-Head-Machine Operator, Mangle Operator, Garments See More

    How to Become a
    Patching Machine Operator

    Most Patching Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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