Garnetter

Tend machines that garnett waste yarns and fibers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Garnetters do?

Tends machine that garnetts waste yarn and fibers and compresses garnetted fibers into rolls of felt, batting, or padding: Moves weight on lever of automatic feeder to control amount of waste material fed into machine and weight of product produced. Spaces knives on either side of delivery end of machine according to width specified for rolls. Turns handwheel to increase or decrease space between compressor roller according to thickness specified for product. Threads end of garnetted material through folding device that spreads layers of material on delivery table preparatory to winding web into rolls.


Should I be a Garnetter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Garnetter

    Garnetters 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 Garnetter-related education!
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