Machine Stoppage Frequency Checker

Record number and cause of machine stoppages on textile machines.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Stoppage Frequency Checkers do?

Records number and cause of machine stoppage on textile machines, such as looms and spinning frames, for payroll, work assignment, and quality control purposes: Observes machine and questions worker to determine reason for machine stoppage. Records information on forms for analysis by management. May perform quality control tests on samples, such as measuring variations in thickness and testing tensile strength, using testing equipment. May record and total items, such as material and labor costs to determine plant processing costs. May be known as Loom-Stop Checker when working in weave room. May be known as Ends-Down Checker when observing spinning or roving frames.


Should I be a Machine Stoppage Frequency Checker?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Frequency Checker, Stock Chaser, Survey Hand

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