Spreader

Impregnate fiberglass matting with resin compounds.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spreaders do?

Impregnates fiberglass matting and other fabric materials with resin compounds for use in laminating plastic products: Places cellophane or wax paper on worktable and spreads resin compounds over sheet evenly with hand spreader. Places precut fabric matting on resin and rolls it with wire-mesh-covered roller to saturate matting. May weigh specified quantities of plastics ingredients on scale and dump them into containers for use in molding plastic products. May pour premixed resins into saturating tank and thread fabric through rollers of impregnating machine to prepare material for laminating. May cut specified patterns from impregnated fabric, using template, hand shears, and knife.


Should I be a Spreader?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Awning Spreader, Dead Header, Glue Spreader Helper, Retreader, Salt Spreader

    How to become a Spreader

    Most Spreaders 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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