Poultice Machine Operator

Tend machines that insert chemical granules between two layers of cloth.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Poultice Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that automatically inserts chemical granules between two continuous layers of cloth and cuts and sews edges to make poultices: Places spools of thread and rolls of cloth on spindle of machine. Threads needles, using pliers. Inserts end of cloth into conveyor guide. Dumps or scoops granules into machine hopper and starts machine. Examines poultices for uniformity of stitching, and feels them for specified thickness and firmness and even distribution of granules. Adjusts stroke in insertion rod to correct irregularities in filling to prevent excessive looseness or tautness of product.

Should I be a Poultice Machine 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.
  • 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: Dry Ice Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Poultice Machine Operator

    Poultice Machine Operators 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 Poultice Machine Operator-related education!
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