Piped Pocket Machine Operator

Tend semiautomatic sewing machines to make piped or welt pocket openings.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Piped Pocket Machine Operators do?

Tends semiautomatic sewing machine that folds, sews, and cuts fabric to make piped or welt pocket openings: Positions garment section, strips of fabric, and reinforcing material in clamp and depresses pedal to lower and close clamp. Presses knee lever to activate machine cycle that automatically folds and attaches strips with two rows of stitching, cuts opening and corner slits, and pushes piping through opening. May adjust stitching and cutting mechanisms and change knives to regulate size of opening. May change needles, thread machine, and adjust thread tension. May operate piped-buttonhole machine and be designated Piped-Buttonhole-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Piped Pocket Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pocket Operator, Welt-Pocket-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Piped Pocket Machine Operator

    Most Piped Pocket Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9hacaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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