Rug Drying Machine Operator

Tend machines that dry spools of dyed carpeting.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rug Drying Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that dries spools of dyed carpeting: Positions spools of wet material on machine brackets and ties ends to asbestos strips in machine. Turns switches to regulate speed of intake and exhaust blowers and to obtain specified temperature from infrared and gas heat units. Starts machine and observes as carpet emerges from discharge end and winds onto spools to determine if drying meets specifications. Observes gauges and adjusts switches to maintain specified temperature in drying chamber. May run carpet through swing-folding attachment as carpet emerges from machine.


Should I be a Rug Drying Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Drying-Equipment Operator, Rubber Vulcanizing Machine Operator, Steaming-Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Rug Drying Machine Operator

    Most Rug Drying Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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