Tumbler Operator

Tend machines that fluff-dry laundered articles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tumbler Operators do?

Tends machines that fluff-dry laundered articles or dry and deodorize drycleaned items: Transfers partially dried articles from extractor by hand or by use of handtruck or overhead hoist, and places articles in drum of tumbler. Turns pointer on dial of machine timer for drying cycle, according to type of fabric and weight of items being dried. Starts drum and blower. May hang delicate fabrics in heated cabinet to dry. May tend extractor [EXTRACTOR OPERATOR 581.685-038]. May fold, stack, and bundle finished articles.


Should I be a Tumbler Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Beveller Operator, Husker Operator

    How to become a Tumbler Operator

    Most Tumbler Operators 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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