Cloth Inspector

Examine cloth for knitting defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cloth Inspectors do?

Examines cloth for knitting defects and rejects cloth not meeting specifications. Measures cloth and sews thread marker into material to indicate length required by specifications. Folds and ties inspected cloth with cord. Records routing information on paper and attaches paper to cloth. May mark knitting defects on cloth with chalk.


Should I be a Cloth Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Asbestos-Cloth Inspector, Base-Cloth Inspector, Dish-Cloth Inspector, Service-Claims Inspector

    How to become a Cloth Inspector

    Most Cloth Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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