Mop Maker

Tend broom-winding machines that attach mop heads to handles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mop Makers do?

Tends broom-winding machine that attaches mopheads to handles: Places spool of wire or twine on wire holder and threads wire or twine through machine guides. Inserts mop handle into chuck of winding machine and turns handwheel to tighten chuck, securing handle in chuck. Threads wire or twine through hole in handle and ties wire or twine around handle by hand. Positions mop yarn around handle and depresses pedal to start machine that rotates handle and winds wire or twine around yarn strands, securing yarn to handle. Drives nail into handle and twists end of wire around nail, or ties twine with looping device to secure wound twine to handle. Removes mop from machine. May trim ends of yarn to even mophead. May tend machine that cuts yarn into lengths for use as mopheads [CUTTER 686.685-022]. May tend machine to bore holes in handles.


Should I be a Mop Maker?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

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    How to become a Mop Maker

    Mop Makers 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 Mop Maker-related education!
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