Zipper Sewing-Machine Operator

Tend sewing machines that stitch cord to edge of continuous length of tape.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Zipper Sewing-Machine Operators do?

Tends one or more automatic sewing machines that stitch cord to edge of continuous length of tape to reinforce it for attachment to zipper chain: Mounts cheeses, cones, or bobbins of cord on holders of machines. Threads cord and tape through guides and tension bars. Starts machine that automatically stitches cords to tape. Observes machine for automatic stopping which indicates defective feed or broken thread. Tapes together broken ends of cord or thread. Examines sewn tape for loose cords or dropped stitching. Adjusts cord tensions and guide positions, using screwdriver and pliers. May tend machines that sew spiral or ladder-shaped filament between layers of tape to form side of zipper and be designated Sewing-Machine Operator, Plastic Zipper. Performs duties as described under SEWING-MACHINE OPERATOR, AUTOMATIC Master Title.

Should I be a Zipper Sewing-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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: Sewing-Machine Operator, Plastic Zipper, Sewing-Machine Operator, Zipper

    How to Become a
    Zipper Sewing-Machine Operator

    Most Zipper Sewing-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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