Braid Pattern Setter

Set up braiding machines to produce braids of specified sizes and styles.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Braid Pattern Setters do?

Sets up braiding machines to produce braid of specified size, style, or design, according to analysis of samples or pattern-card guides: Studies guide or sample to determine machine settings and size, color, and arrangement of yarn on carrier spindles. Changes gears to set up machine for flat or tubular braid, using handtools. Removes or replaces carrier spindles to alter crossing order of threads. Adjusts let-off motion to control closeness of threads. Replaces weights in carrier spindles or adjusts springs to control thread tension for different styles. Tends machine and examines braid to verify setup. Records settings made for new styles or designs.

Should I be a Braid Pattern Setter?

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

  • How to become a Braid Pattern Setter

    Most Braid Pattern Setters 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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