• Textile, Garment, and Related Materials Pressers
  • Human Services
  • Textile, garment, and related materials pressers press or shape articles by hand or machine.

What do they typically do

  • 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, hanging or stacking them for cooling or forwarding them for additional processing
  • Slide material back and forth over heated, metal, ball-shaped forms to smooth and press portions of garments
  • Hang, fold, package, and tag finished articles for delivery to customers
  • Select appropriate pressing machines based on garment properties such as heat tolerance
  • Push and pull irons over surfaces of articles to smooth or shape them
  • Finish pleated garments using machine presses or hand irons, determining sizes from evidence of old pleats or from work orders

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.9%
Job Opening 132

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Some may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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