Sizing Machine and Drier Operator

Tend machines that apply finish to felt or fabrics.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sizing Machine and Drier Operators do?

Tends machine that applies finish to felt or fabrics to increase thickness and bulk of material: Places roll of material in feed holder of machine, threads end through rollers, and attaches material to rewind spindle, or sews end of material to leader in machine. Fills trough with specified sizing and adjusts doctor or fills spray gun tank with specified sizing. Rotates air valve knob to adjust spray of size on fabric. Turns knob to admit steam to drying rolls, positions lever to set speed of machine, and starts machine. May turn knobs to regulate temperature and blowers in drying oven. May be designated according to fabric sized as Burlap-Sizing-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Sizing Machine and Drier Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Burlap-Sizing-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Sizing Machine and Drier Operator

    Most Sizing Machine and Drier 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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