Loom Fixer

Set up, adjust, and repair looms to weave cloths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Loom Fixers do?

Sets up, adjusts, and repairs looms to weave cloth of specified quality and design, using knowledge of loom function and weaving, diagrams, and manuals: Inspects loom or woven cloth to determine adjustments or repairs needed. Repairs or replaces defective parts, such as harness straps and shuttles, and adjusts tension and timing of parts, using handtools. Levels and aligns parts, such as shuttle boxes, race plates, and reeds, to prevent excessive wear, using straightedge, level, and square. May change setup of loom to weave different pattern or different type yarn [LOOM CHANGER 683.360-010]. May be designated according to type of loom serviced as Dobby-Loom Fixer; Jacquard-Loom Fixer; Narrow-Fabric-Loom Fixer; Rapier-Insertion Loom Fixer; Water-Jet Loom Fixer.

Should I be a Loom Fixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Dobby-Loom Fixer, Latcher, Line Fixer, Loom Fixer Apprentice, Loom Repairer, Loop Puller, Narrow-Fabric-Loom Fixer See More

    How to become a Loom Fixer

    Most Loom Fixers 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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