Lease Picker

Separate sections of tangled threads from salvaged beams.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lease Pickers do?

Separates sections of tangled threads from salvaged beams to establish lease and strips defective filling from quills: Positions beam onto holding rack, using electric overhead chain hoist. Pulls and cuts knotted sections of yarn to align and separate layers of yarn on beam, using hand shears. Tapes yarn ends to secure alignment on beam prior to establishing lease. Separates alternating strands of yarn between thumb and index finger and places lease strings between sheds and repeats process to establish specified lease. Ties lease strings to secure yarn. Wraps protective paper around beam and attaches identifying tag to beam. Removes defective filling from quills [BOBBIN-CLEANING-MACHINE OPERATOR 689.686-014].

Should I be a Lease Picker?

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.

  • Also known as: Chicken Picker, Clam Picker, Crab Picker, Excelsior Picker, Fiber Picker, Sisal Picker

    How to become a Lease Picker

    Lease Pickers 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 Lease Picker-related education!
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