Pattern Duplicator

Tend machines that duplicate sets of pattern cards.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pattern Duplicators do?

Tends machine that duplicates sets of pattern cards used to control weaving operations of Jacquard loom: Places set of blank cards and set of punched cards into mechanisms that simultaneously feed cards under repeating cylinder where reeler rods locate holes on punched card and activate corresponding punches that punch duplicate holes in blank card. Observes operation of machine to verify accuracy of punching and removes bent or jammed cards. May operate lacing machine to tie punched cards into chain [CARD LACER, JACQUARD].

Should I be a Pattern Duplicator?

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

  • How to become a Pattern Duplicator

    Pattern Duplicators 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 Pattern Duplicator-related education!
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