Stop Attacher

Tend presses that attach metal stops to slide fastener stringers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stop Attachers do?

Tends semiautomatic press that attaches metal stops to slide fastener stringers: Fills machine hopper with stops. Inserts stringer between press jaws and depresses pedal to drive prongs of stop through tape. Pulls chain through dies to machine stop to position stringer for next stroke. Picks jammed or defective stops from feeder tube, or hopper, using metal pick or tweezers. May tend machine that automatically punches, forms, and attaches stop to stringer. May hold zipper on anvil of power press by hand and depress pedal to attach stops to individual zipper. May be designated according to location of stop as Bottom-Stop Attacher; Top-Stop Attacher. May attach hardware to zipper and be designated according to type of hardware attached as Box Attacher; Bridge Attacher; Pin Attacher.


Should I be a Stop Attacher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • 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: Bottom-Stop Attacher, Slider Attacher, Snap Attacher, Top-Stop Attacher, Zipper-Slide Attacher

    How to become a Stop Attacher

    Stop Attachers 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 Stop Attacher-related education!
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