Brim Stretching Machine Operator

Tend machines that stretch lower part of unfinished hat bodies.

What does a Brim Stretching Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that stretches lower part of unfinished hat body to form brim: Immerses hat bodies in hot water to soften material preparatory to stretching. Moves lever to adjust angle of metal ribs under hat-shaped block of machine to control specified brim width and crown height. Slips softened hat body onto block and over ribs. Presses button or depresses pedal to raise hat block and start movement of machine fingers that stretch brim. Releases pedal, turns body on block, and repeats stretching operation until brim is formed around entire hat body. Measures width of brim to ensure conformity with specifications, using ruler. Removes hat body from machine and places hat body on rack.