Tend machines that wind yarn, preparatory to weaving.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Beamers do?

Tends machine that winds yarn from several section beams I simultaneously onto single loom beam preparatory to weaving: Positions section beams on creel with aid of BEAMER HELPER, using chain hoist. Lays individual yarn ends from each section beam between dents of reed and teeth of expansion comb, following leases in section warps. Tapes yarn ends to loom beam or ties groups of yarn ends into knots and inserts knots into slots of loom beam. Turns knob to set yardage clock as specified. Starts machine and observes yarn to detect slubs, breaks, and tangles. Removes slubs with scissors, straightens tangles, and ties broken yarn ends with fingers. Inserts lease string in warp yarn and secures yarn ends with tape. Doffs full loom beam onto handtruck and replaces beam with empty beam with aid of BEAMER HELPER, using chain hoist. Records style number, number of yarn breaks, machine stops, and yardage beamed.

Should I be a Beamer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Beamer Hand, Beamer Operator, Cloth Beamer, Quill Reamer, Rebeamer, Section Beamer, Silk Beamer

    How to become a Beamer

    Most Beamers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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