Needle Loom Weaver

Tend shuttleless looms that weave narrow fabrics.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Needle Loom Weavers do?

Tends shuttleless looms, equipped with filling-carrier needle, that weave narrow fabrics, such as ribbon, tape, and elastic: Places filling-yarn package on holders and threads ends through guides, tensions, and needle carriers, using hook. Presses button to start looms and patrols area to examine woven fabric for defects and to determine cause of loom stoppage, such as warp or filling breaks. Ties broken warp or filling ends. Notifies LOOM FIXER of defective weaving caused by mechanical defects. Cuts or marks fabric when specified yardage has been woven and doffs loom or notifies CLOTH DOFFER. May thread warp yarn through harness to change weave pattern or replace warp [DRAWER-IN, HAND].


Should I be a Needle Loom Weaver?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Dobby Loom Weaver, Shuttleless-Loom Weaver, Weaver, Dobby Loom, Weaver, Needle Loom, Weaver, Rapier-Insertion Loom See More

    How to become a Needle Loom Weaver

    Most Needle Loom Weavers 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:9adaab&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29||associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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