Zigzag Machine Operator

Operate zigzag sewing machines to join layers of material.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Zigzag Machine Operators do?

Operates zigzag sewing machine to join layers of material, seam garment parts, or attach trim to garment. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, REGULAR EQUIPMENT Master Title. May operate machine equipped with different cams to sew decorative stitches, such as scallops. May operate variation of zigzag machine to join adjacent edges or flatten seams with decorative crisscross stitch and be designated Fagoting-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Zigzag 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Chenille Machine Operator, Feller Machine Operator, Fur Machine Operator, Glove Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Zigzag Machine Operator

    Most Zigzag Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9hacaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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