Position hats or caps on shaped blocks to steam headwear.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Steamer-Blockers do?

Positions hats or caps on shaped blocks to steam headwear and impart specified size and shape: Pulls hat linings, hats, or caps onto hat blocks. Holds block over steam jet, using hands to smooth and shape fabric. Places knit headwear on perforated aluminum head forms. Depresses pedal to force steam through form to soften headwear while shaping it by hand, using padded asbestos gloves. Sews hat brims to crowns, using needle and thread.

Should I be a Steamer-Blocker?

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

  • Also known as: Stamper Blocker, Steam Blocker, Strawhat Blocker

    How to become a Steamer-Blocker

    Steamer-Blockers 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 Steamer-Blocker-related education!
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