Pleater

Tend machines that guide cloth in rope form into storage bins.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pleaters do?

Tends machine that guides cloth in rope form into storage bins or processing tanks in pleat-like folds to prevent tangling during subsequent removal: Threads cloth through poteyes, over rollers, through sleeve of pleating mechanism, and into bin or tank. Starts machine and turns knob to adjust pleating device so that cloth piles in even layers. May guide cloth with wooden stick or by hand. May sew ends of cloth together, using portable sewing machine. May be designated according to process as Sour-Bleaching Pleater.


Should I be a Pleater?

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.

  • Also known as: Smooth Plater, Sour-Bleaching Pleater

    How to become a Pleater

    Pleaters 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 Pleater-related education!
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