Size Maker

Operate equipment to cook and mix materials.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Size Makers do?

Operates equipment to cook and mix materials, such as starch, casein, resin, chemicals, and fillers, according to formula to make size for pulp paper: Turns valves to fill cooking vats with metered volumes of liquid ingredients and dumps specified amounts of solid ingredients into vats according to formula. Turns steam valves or adjusts burner to maintain specified temperature in vats for cooking starch, resin, or casein with water, lime, and chemicals. Opens drain valve or starts pump to transfer cooked material to mixing machine, dumps specified weights of alum, lithopone, clay, or titanium dioxide into machine, and starts machine to mix ingredients for specified length of time. Adds chemicals to mixture, according to specification, to prevent decomposition. Drains or pumps size to specified storage tanks.

Should I be a Size Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Shoe-Dressing Maker, Size Worker, Slip Maker, Soap Maker, Stain Maker

    How to become a Size Maker

    Most Size Makers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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