Pick Up Operator

Inspect velvet cloths and cut uncut filling floats using pickup knife.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pick Up Operators do?

Inspects greige corduroy or velvet cloth to detect uncut filling floats, and cuts floats, using pickup knife: Positions truck of cloth at entry end of examining frame and pins end of cloth to leader in machine. Depresses pedal to start machine that passes cloth over inspection board, and scans cloth for uncut floats missed by CORDUROY-CUTTER OPERATOR. Inserts point of pickup knife under floats and cuts threads. Doffs cloth from swing-folding attachment onto handtruck. Records yardage of cloth inspected.

Should I be a Pick Up Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Picking-Belt Operator, Piecer-Up

    How to become a Pick Up Operator

    Most Pick Up Operators 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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