Fulling Machine Operator

Operate fulling machines to shrink and compress felts.

What does a Fulling Machine Operator do?

Operates fulling machine to shrink and compress felt: Places roll of felt padding in trough of machine containing lubricating agents, such as soap solution. Threads end of felt beneath cam-actuated wooden blocks and onto takeoff reel. Starts machine and pushes felt evenly beneath blocks that pound and flatten felt. Measures rolls for specified thickness with gauge. Turns and inverts pads to ensure uniformity of size and shrinkage.