Strike Out Machine Operator

Tend machines that flatten pile of fabrics.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Strike Out Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that flattens pile of fabrics preparatory to dyeing or printing or to raise, soften, and fluff pile after wet-finishing processes: Positions truck of material at entry end of machine and sews end of cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Presses button to set carding or brushing rollers according to finish specified. Starts machine and observes flow of cloth through machine to detect wrinkles, holes, and cloth seams. Smooths wrinkles by hand. Moves lever to lower cloth from rollers as holes and seams pass through machine. Doffs cloth from swing-folding attachment. May tend machine arranged in tandem with other finishing equipment.

Should I be a Strike Out Machine Operator?

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: Striker-Out, Machine

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    Strike Out Machine Operator

    Strike Out Machine Operators 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 Strike Out Machine Operator-related education!
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