Shaper and Presser

Tend machines that shape and press garment parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shaper and Pressers do?

Tends machine that shapes and presses garment parts, such as collars and cuffs preparatory to joining parts to garments: Pulls collar or cuff onto shaped metal template of machine. Depresses pedals to open heated plates of machine and move template and garment part between heated plates. Releases pedal to close heated plates against part to shape and press part. Turns thermostatic control to regulate temperature of plates according to type of fabric pressed. May invert clothing parts prior to shaping and pressing [TURNER].

Should I be a Shaper and Presser?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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: Armhole-And-Shoulder Off-Presser, Collar Pointer, Collar-Top Turner, Knitted Goods Shaper See More

    How to become a Shaper and Presser

    Most Shaper and Pressers 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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