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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

15090 Presser, Hand

Presses articles, such as drapes, knit goods, millinery parts, garments, and slip covers, or delicate textiles, such as lace, synthetics, and silks to remove wrinkles, flatten seams, and give shape to article, using hand iron. Places article in position on ironing board or worktable. Smooths and shapes fabric prior to pressing. Sprays water over fabric to soften fibers when not using steam iron. Adjusts temperature of iron, according to type of fabric, and uses covering cloths to prevent scorching or to avoid sheen on delicate fabrics. Pushes and pulls iron over surfaces of article, employing knowledge relevant to pressing different types of fabrics. Fits odd-shaped pieces which cannot be pressed flat over puff iron. May pin, fold, and hang article after pressing.