Textile and Garment Pressers
On the Job
Textile and Garment Pressers iron or shape clothing or other materials by hand or by using a machine.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Smooth garments with irons, presses, or steamers.
- Adjust fabrics or other materials during garment production.
- Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
- Clean fabrics or apparel.
- Clean production equipment.
- Cut fabrics.
- Install mechanical components in production equipment.
- Operate sewing equipment.
- Package products for storage or shipment.
- Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production.
Typical Working Conditions
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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