Semiautomatic Sewing-Machine Operator

Tend semiautomatic sewing machines that attach or decorate garments.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Semiautomatic Sewing-Machine Operators do?

Tends one or more semiautomatic sewing machines that attach, join, reinforce, or decorate garments or garment parts, or perform other preset cycle operations, such as buttonhole making: Threads machine and adjusts thread tensions. Positions fabric layers, garment, or garment part in holding device on machine bed or according to guides, edges, or markings, and starts machine. Notifies SUPERVISOR, GARMENT MANUFACTURING 786.132-010 if machine malfunctions. May select supplies, such as fasteners and thread, according to specifications or color of fabric. May change needles and oil machine.


Should I be a Semiautomatic Sewing-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: Semiautomatic Sewing Machine Operator, Sewing-Machine Operator, Semiautomatic

    How to Become a
    Semiautomatic Sewing-Machine Operator

    Most Semiautomatic Sewing-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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