Heddle Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut wires to form metal heddles for textile machineries.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Heddle Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts and shapes wire to form metal heddles for textile machinery: Mounts roll of wire on feeder mechanism and threads wire end through guides into machine. Starts machine and observes feed of wire into machine where wire is cut, swaged, and polished. Inspects finished heddles for specified dimensions, using gauges.


Should I be a Heddle Machine Operator?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to become a Heddle Machine Operator

    Heddle Machine Operators 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 Heddle Machine Operator-related education!
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