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8264 BLEACHING-, DYEING- AND CLEANING-MACHINE OPERATORS
 


    Bleaching-, dyeing- and cleaning-machine operators operate and monitor machines which bleach, dye, wash and otherwise treat fibres, yarn, or cloth or dry clean textile, fur and leather articles.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring machines which treat textile products to make them lighter in colour or to give them a specific colour;

    (b) operating and monitoring machines which wash or dry-clean textile, fur or leather products to remove dirt, impurities, excess chemicals or natural gum;

    (c) operating and monitoring machines which shrink cloth or strengthen the weave by interlocking the fibres;

    (d) operating and monitoring machines which impregnate textiles with chemicals to render them waterproof;

    (e) operating and monitoring machines which treat silk to give it body and weight;

    (f) operating and monitoring machines which press, stretch, or impart lustre, or other type of finish to textiles;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Machine-operator, dry-cleaning

  • Machine-operator, dyeing/textile fibres

  • Machine-operator, laundering

  • Machine-operator, pressing/laundry


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Launderer, hand - 91 33

  • Presser, hand - 91 33


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.