Braider Setter

Repair broken or knotted yarns in braided jackets of fire hoses.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Braider Setters do?

Repairs broken or knotted yarn in braided jacket of firehose: Reverses braiding machine to unbraid yarn to defective area. Untangles knots, ties broken strands, and turns spools of yarn to take up slack. Starts machine and signals BRAIDING-MACHINE TENDER when defect is corrected. Changes pitch gear on braiding machine as specified, using wrench, and verifies pitch of braid with rule. Moves supplies to BRAIDING-MACHINE TENDER using handtrucks. May inflate hose to specified diameter to prepare it for covering.


Should I be a Braider Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Braider Setter

    Braider Setters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Braider Setter-related education!
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