Crimp Setter

Tend steam-heated machines that set crimps in synthetic fibers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crimp Setters do?

Tends steam-heated machine that sets crimp in synthetic fibers used in high-bulk yarns: Lifts cans of sliver onto loading track of machine, by hand or using hoist. Starts machine that automatically loads, steams, vacuum dries, and unloads sliver. Removes cans of sliver from track on delivery side of machine. Feels sliver to determine if moisture has been removed. Inserts thermometer in can of sliver periodically to verify that fiber is being heated to specified temperature.

Should I be a Crimp 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Can Crimper

    How to become a Crimp Setter

    Crimp 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 Crimp Setter-related education!
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