Loom Changer

Set up looms to change patterns of cloth .
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Loom Changers do?

Sets up loom to change pattern of cloth woven, according to work order and supervisor instructions: Removes warp beam, harnesses, drop wires, and reed, using handtools. Inspects loom components, such as gears, cams, stop-motion devices, and shuttle-throwing assembly to determine adjustments needed. Repairs defective components and adjusts tension and timing of loom parts, using handtools [LOOM FIXER 683.260-018]. Positions full warp beam, harnesses, drop wires, reed, and pattern chain on loom. Levels and aligns shuttle boxes and reed. Ties group of warp ends to cloth beam. Pieces up thread breaks. Redraws threads through harness to correct misdraws, using reed hook. May clean and oil loom. May remove and replace shuttle-box assembly, using handtools. May repair pattern control device on looms that weave cloth with patterns. May start loom and inspect woven cloth to detect defects [LOOM STARTER 683.360-014].


Should I be a Loom Changer?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Chainer, Chain Pegger

    How to become a Loom Changer

    Most Loom Changers 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:9adaab&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29||associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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