Machine Cloth Examiner

Inspect finished or unfinished cloths for weaving or finishing defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Cloth Examiners do?

Inspects finished or unfinished cloth for weaving or finishing defects, using power-driven examining frame: Pulls fabric over rollers, down over inspection board, and wraps cloth end around takeup beam or tube, or positions supply truck under swing-folding attachment. Sets yardage clock at zero and presses button or pedal that starts movement of cloth over inspection board. Scans cloth for defects, such as grease spots, slubs, mispicks, uneven selvages, and irregularities in color. Marks defects with chalk, thread, or adhesive sticker. Records information, such as defects, cloth style, and yardage inspected. May correct reparable defects, such as soils, slubs, or loose ends, using steel pick, scissors, knife, or cleaning solution. May cut irreparable defects from cloth, using scissors, and sew cloth ends together, using needle and thread or sewing machine. May mount and doff rolls of cloth, using hoist. May grade cloth according to quality, using written standards. May cut or tear strip from end of cloth for sample. May count number of picks per inch, using pick counter. May feel cloth to compare texture with that of sample. When reexamining cloth to verify defects marked by other workers, is designated Rechecker. May be designated according to fabric examined as Asbestos-Cloth Inspector; Base-Cloth Inspector; Greige-Goods Examiner; Knitted-Cloth Examiner; Lace Inspector. May be designated: Finished-Cloth Examiner; Inspector, Coated Fabrics; Silk Examiner; Tire-Fabric Inspector; Woolens Examiner.

Should I be a Machine Cloth Examiner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Cloth Examiner, Machine, Clothing Examiner

    How to become a Machine Cloth Examiner

    Most Machine Cloth Examiners 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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