Diagrammer and Seamer

Cut sections from rugs and join them, following diagrammed instructions.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Diagrammer and Seamers do?

Cuts sections from rugs and joins sections together to form special size or shape rug, following diagrammed instructions: Reads instructions to determine rugs to be cut and obtains rugs from storage. Compares diagram with rugs spread on floor to estimate shape of required rug, lines along which to cut sections from rugs, and to visualize order in which sections can be joined to obtain required pattern. Computes area surface of sections needed to determine cutting lines. Measures and marks cutting guidelines, using tape measure, chalk, and yardstick. Guides portable electric cutter along chalkline to cut sections from rugs. Places cut sections upside down, matching edges, and nails sections to floor. Positions webbing tape over cutting edges, and spreads glue, using putty knife, onto tape so that glue seeps through webbing, adhering tape to backing material to seam sections together. Removes nails when glue dries, turns rug over, and clips uneven pile yarn along seams, using electric clippers, to make seams invisible.


Should I be a Diagrammer and Seamer?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Diagrammer

    How to become a Diagrammer and Seamer

    Most Diagrammer and Seamers 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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