Punch designs on paper to form embroidery patterns.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Perforators do?

Punches designs on paper to form embroidery patterns, using either of following methods: Inserts needle in holder of electric perforating tool and turns dial to regulate perforating speed. Positions paper on felt pad beneath tool and presses button to start tool. Guides needle over paper following predrawn design, to perforate paper and form embroidery pattern. Inserts pins into foam rubber pad, following drawings or paper patterns. Positions paper over pins and presses paper against pins to perforate paper and form pattern.

Should I be a Perforator?

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

  • Also known as: Cigar-Head Perforator, Crown-Perforator Operator, Perforator Operator, Sweatband Perforator

    How to become a Perforator

    Perforators 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 Perforator-related education!
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