Sock Boarder

Feed and off bear boarding II equipment that shape and dry knitted socks.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sock Boarders do?

Feeds and off bears boarding II equipment that shapes and dries knitted socks: Pulls socks over leg-shaped boarding forms, aligns toe and heel with form, and smooths out wrinkles in leg. Strips shaped socks from forms and stacks socks on tray for further processing. May turn valves to increase or decrease steam pressure and temperature of boarding forms according to type of socks being boarded.


Should I be a Sock Boarder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Boarder, Hand, Boarder, Steam

    How to become a Sock Boarder

    Most Sock Boarders 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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