Film Spooler

Tend automatic machines that wind, cut and print lines on unexposed films.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Film Spoolers do?

Tends automatic machine that winds, cuts and prints lines on unexposed film, loads film into cartridges, and seals and packages cartridges for shipment: Loads automatic units with film, labels, backing paper, and cartridges. Observes operations for jams and malfunctions. Adjusts mechanisms, using handtools.


Should I be a Film Spooler?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Foil Spooler, Fuse Spooler, Spooler and Coiler, Spooner, Wire Spooler

    How to become a Film Spooler

    Film Spoolers 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 Film Spooler-related education!
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