Wringer Machine Operator

Tend machines that remove moisture or wrinkles from felt sheets or hides.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wringer Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that removes moisture or wrinkles from felt sheets or hides: Places material between rollers of machine and depresses pedal that rotates lower roller against upper roller to press moisture or smooth wrinkles from material. Releases pedal to separate rollers and stop machine. Removes material from rollers and places material on cart. May move controls to adjust rollers according to thickness of material. May be designated according to section of leather processed as Belly Wringer; Crop-Setting-Out-Machine Operator; or according to type of leather processed as Blue-Leather Setter; Colored-Leather Setter. May sponge water on hides before rolling to ensure uniformity of moisture content and be designated Sponger.

Should I be a Wringer Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Plunger-Machine Operator, Wreath-Machine Operator

    How to become a Wringer Machine Operator

    Wringer 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 Wringer Machine Operator-related education!
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