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Pressers, Textile, Garment, & Related Materials

Also called: Pants Presser, Presser, Pressing Machine Operator, Shirt Presser

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Marine Corps or Navy.

What they do:
Press or shape articles by hand or machine.
On the job, you would:
  • Operate steam, hydraulic, or other pressing machines to remove wrinkles from garments and flatwork items, or to shape, form, or patch articles.
  • Lower irons, rams, or pressing heads of machines into position over material to be pressed.
  • Remove finished pieces from pressing machines and hang or stack them for cooling, or forward them for additional processing.


Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • management
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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