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Job Description:

  • 1) Blocks cleaned hats to specified size and shape: Selects wooden hat block according to size and shape of hat.

  • 2) Mounts hat on block and holds block over steamer to soften material.

  • 3) Pulls hat down over block to shape crown.

  • 4) Places hat on form of hat-ironing machine.

  • 5) Depresses pedal to engage automatic hat-ironing machine.

  • 6) Brushes crown with melted wax to ensure retention of shape during further processing.

  • 7) Removes hat from block and applies sizing to brim with sponge.

  • 8) Inserts hat in hollow, wooden brim form.

  • 9) Steams or wets brim and places under heated sandbag to press and shape brim.

  • 10) Rubs or brushes hat to smooth nap.

  • 11) Applies cleaning solvent with brush or sponge to remove spots.

  • 12) May insert finished hats in paper bags.

  • 13) May wait on patrons and collect payment.

  • 14) May be designated according to part of hat blocked as Brim Blocker; Crown Blocker; or according to machine operated as Crown-Ironer Operator.




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Job Number: 4800