Rooter Operator

Tend machines that root prescribed quantity of hair onto doll heads.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rooter Operators do?

Tends machine that roots prescribed quantity of hair onto doll head: Places one or more cones of precurled synthetic hair at rear of machine. Pulls single strand of hair from cone, threads needle, and positions doll head on machine post. Depresses pedal to activate needle and maneuvers head under needle in prescribed manner until machine stops at end of rooting cycle. Releases pedal to activate device that cuts hair from cone at specified length. Places completed head in containers for removal to finishing department. May tend machine that curls hair as it is being sewn onto doll heads.

Should I be a Rooter Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Coat Operator, Doll-Wig Maker, Rooted Hair, Flat Bed Operator, Fringe-Binder Operator, Fur Operator, Glove Operator See More

    How to become a Rooter Operator

    Most Rooter 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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