Slide Fastener Repairer

Repair and adjust defective slide fasteners.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slide Fastener Repairers do?

Repairs and adjusts defective slide fasteners: Examines rejected fasteners for type of defect and extent of repair required. Pries excess or broken scoops and damaged slides from chain, using metal pin. Separates prongs of replacement scoops with pin, and secures scoops to tape, using hand pliers. Cuts chain to specified length, using hand cutting tool. Inserts and secures bottom stop to tape ends of chain, using pinchers, to hold tapes together and provide stop for slide. Positions slide on chain and crimps sides of slides over scoops to mesh links and to provide even sliding action, using crimping tool. Tests zipper by drawing slide over scoops.


Should I be a Slide Fastener Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Slide Fastener Repairer

    Slide Fastener Repairers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Slide Fastener Repairer-related education!
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