Presser, Textile, Garment or Related Materials Salary
A Presser, Textile, Garment or Related Materials earns an average wage of $9.84 per hour.
Job Description for Presser, Textile, Garment or Related Materials
Pressers of textiles, garments, or related materials work with commercial-grade steam and heat presses to remove wrinkles and creases from clothing and fabrics. They are employed primarily by businesses which specialize in dry cleaning for consumers and commercial accounts, as well as large hospitality businesses such as hotels and resorts. Some also work for commercial linen services (which provide tablecloths and napkins to restaurants and banquet facilities) to ensure that they provide professionally starched and cleaned cloth deliveries to these accounts.Read More...
Textile/garment pressers should undergo training in operating commercial garment presses and understand the proper techniques to press large textiles such as bolts of whole cloth, curtains, table linens, and bed sheets. They may also work with irregularly-shaped garments, such as shirts, blouses, slacks, and jackets. Pressers not only work to remove any wrinkles, but also ensure that the textiles are not damaged by scorching or other heat applications, and some may also work with chemicals such as softeners and liquid starch.
Practical experience is more important than formal education for this position, and a high school diploma may be a minimum requirement while some secondary trade education or training can be beneficial. Some pressers may begin in smaller, privately-held hotels or dry cleaning operations and advance to larger commercial employers. They typically begin work early in the morning to provide pressed textiles to clients for the workday, and they often spend much of their shifts on their feet in a hot and occasionally-uncomfortable environment.
Presser, Textile, Garment or Related Materials Tasks
- Sort, fold and tag items.
- Operate steam equipment.
- Operate pressing equipment.
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