Grip Assembler

Assemble gripping units that hold bobbins in wooden shuttles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Grip Assemblers do?

Assembles gripping units that hold bobbins in wooden shuttles and inserts assembled units in shuttles: Removes burrs from edges of slots inside shuttles, using small knife. Fastens T-shaped shim to bobbin holder with leather straps and fits grip assembly into slots in shuttle chamber. Inserts tapered rod through length of shuttle and grip assembly to align parts, and screws assembled unit to shuttle. Measures position of unit in shuttle, using gauges, and adjusts unit to specified position, using handtools. Inserts specified bobbin in grip assembly and makes adjustments to obtain specified position and tension of bobbin. Repairs damaged grip units by tapping bent parts with hammer.


Should I be a Grip Assembler?

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

  • Also known as: Graphite-Disk Assembler

    How to become a Grip Assembler

    Grip Assemblers 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 Grip Assembler-related education!
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