Roll or Tape Edge Machine Operator

Operate sewing machines to stitch rolled edges of tufted mattresses.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Roll or Tape Edge Machine Operators do?

Operates sewing machine to stitch rolled edges of filled and tufted mattresses to reinforce their boxlike shape, or to stitch padding and fabric covering around innersprings used in mattress: Positions mattress on table and adjusts machine according to thickness of mattress. Rolls and inserts mattress edge under machine needle, starts machine, and guides edge under needle as machine travels slowly around table. Places innersprings on table and spreads felt or foam rubber padding and covering over springs. Inserts edges of covering and border panel under needle and tape feed of machine and guides tape and edges under needle to join them as machine travels slowly around table. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title.


Should I be a Roll or Tape Edge Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Parachute Taper, Roll Edge Machine Operator, Tape Edge Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Roll or Tape Edge Machine Operator

    Most Roll or Tape Edge 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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