Operate looping machines to close openings in toe of seamless hoses.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Loopers do?

Operates looping machine to close opening in toe of seamless hose or join knitted garment parts: Pulls lever or depresses pedal to rotate horizontal dial containing looping points and start trimming and seaming mechanism. Places each stitch along looping line of garment part or one side of toe over looping points, working against movement of dial. Places stitches of second garment part or side of toe over looping points holding corresponding stitches of first garment part or side of toe. Removes looped articles from dial of machine. Examines looped seams for defects. May mark defects with crayon. May thread machine, using tweezers. When looping contour collars to body of garment, places stitches on looping points in sequence which will curve collar to body of garment. May be designated according to article looped as Garment Looper; Hosiery Looper.

Should I be a Looper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Doper, Garment Looper, Hosiery Looper, Recooperer

    How to become a Looper

    Loopers 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 Looper-related education!
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