Steam-Press Tender

Tend machines that pass cloth between rollers and steam-jacketed enclosure.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $27,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Steam-Press Tenders do?

Tends machine that passes cloth between rollers and steam-jacketed enclosure to press and remove wrinkles from cloth: Sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns wheel to adjust guides according to width of cloth. Turns thumbscrew to regulate pressure of steam jacket for type of cloth and finish specified. Turns valve to admit steam if cloth is to be dampened before pressing. Observes cloth feeding into machine to detect and remove foreign matter. Places empty truck under swing-folding attachment and doffs full truck or removes full rolls from machine brackets, using chain hoist. May measure width of cloth after pressing and turn wheel to adjust spread roller that controls width of finished cloth.


Should I be a Steam-Press Tender?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Pressure Steamer Tender, Steam Clothes Press Operator, Steam Flattener, Steam Press Operator, Steam Press Tender See More

    How to become a Steam-Press Tender

    Most Steam-Press Tenders 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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