Harness Builder

Recondition, inspect, repair and prepare harness frames for looms.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Harness Builders do?

Reconditions and prepares harness frames for looms preparatory to drawing-in or storage: Inspects and replaces damaged heddles, slide rods, side hooks, and frame hooks. Removes or inserts heddles in harness frame for change in cloth style, according to pattern. Counts, measures with gauge, or connects harness to electric counting machine to determine number of heddles. Spaces heddles in sections between heddle rod hooks. May clean harnesses. May convey harnesses to drawing-in department, using handtruck.

Should I be a Harness Builder?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Buhr Dresser, Harness Preparer

    How to become a Harness Builder

    Most Harness Builders have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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