Hooker Inspector

Examine clothes for weaving or finishing defects using hooker machines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hooker Inspectors do?

Examines cloth for weaving or finishing defects, using hooker machine that folds cloth into yard lengths: Pushes roll of cloth onto machine brackets and threads cloth through feed rollers, over and under tension rollers, through slot of folding bar, and inserts end of cloth under clamps on machine table. Turns knob to set yardage counter or counts folds to determine yardage of cloth inspected. Depresses pedal to raise clamp, releasing cut of cloth, and removes cloth from machine. May complete folding of cloth by hand.


Should I be a Hooker Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Brush-Holder Inspector, Overlooker

    How to become a Hooker Inspector

    Most Hooker Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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