Prepleater

Tend machines that fold pleats into top of drapery panels.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Prepleaters do?

Tends machine that folds pleats into top of drapery panels and staples folded pleats in position for sewing: Inserts staples in machine. Positions drapery on bed of machine according to marks on machine. Presses button or pedal to start machine that forces material between machine dies to form pleats and staple pleats. May work as member of team when tending machine that forms more than one pleat at a time.


Should I be a Prepleater?

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.

  • How to become a Prepleater

    Prepleaters 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 Prepleater-related education!
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