Rags Laborer

Perform tasks involved in preparing rags for use in making paper.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rags Laborers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks involved in preparing rags for use in making paper: Cuts material, such as clips, buttons, and elastic from rags, using hand shears or automatic circular knife. Removes dusted rags from conveyor of thrasher, weighs and records weight of rags, and trucks them to cutting machine. Removes cover from bleach boiler, allowing rags to fall into stock cars. Marks cars according to grade and type of rags and pushes cars to washing machines. Removes washed rags from drainer, places them in stock cars, and pushes cars to beater room. May be designated according to work performed as Bleach-Boiler Puller; Cutter; Stock Pitcher.

Should I be a Rags Laborer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Laborer, Rags

    How to become a Rags Laborer

    Most Rags Laborers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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