BERKS COUNTY, PA
Press Setter/Operator Duties:
Operators use several machines to give the hat a defined shape- this position is a two-man crew with the 1st man taking the hat and putting it on a tip stretcher. After the process is completed the hat is removed and placed on steam pot. The 2nd man takes the hat from the steam pot and puts it in a breaker and turns on. The hat is then taken from the breaker and put into a press and the press is turned on. After the hat is pressed it is removed and stacked.
Dexterity and coordination - standing twisting, turning, bending and lifting.