Cloth Reeler

Tend machines that spread cloth.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cloth Reelers do?

Tends machine that spreads cloth from rope to open form and reels it preparatory to drying or other processing: Positions drum of roped cloth in front of machine. Draws end of cloth from top of drum and ties or stitches end of cloth to cloth in machine. Starts machine and turns drum by hand to ensure that cloth emerges from drum and winds untwisted onto reel.


Should I be a Cloth Reeler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Creel Hand, Rayon Coner, Redrawer, Thread Reeler

    How to become a Cloth Reeler

    Most Cloth Reelers 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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