Mule Spinner

Tend mule-spinning frames that spin rovings into yarns.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mule Spinners do?

Tends mule-spinning frame that spins roving into yarn and winds yarn onto bobbins: Creels machine and threads roving through guides, between feed rollers, and onto bobbins. Starts machine and patrols work area to detect breaks in roving. Stops machine and pieces up broken roving ends. Turns crank to increase or decrease tension of faller wires on yarn according to fullness of bobbins. Doffs full bobbins from machine and replaces them with empty bobbins.


Should I be a Mule Spinner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Jack Spinner, Ring Spinner, Spinner, Mule, Spinner, Open-End, Spinning Mule Operator, Thread Spinner, Uptwist Spinner See More

    How to become a Mule Spinner

    Most Mule Spinners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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