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Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators

Operate machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles.

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National Data
$17.58 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  -13.8%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed.
  • Conduct test runs of production equipment.
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