Set up and operate a variety of machines to make latches and needles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Needlemakers do?

Sets up and operates variety of machines to make latch and spring needles for use in manufacture of knitted or sewn goods: Selects dies, jigs, and fixtures working from blueprints. Machines hook, shank, and slot in needle, grinds needle including point, and mills jack to hold spring needle in place. May grind rivet to contour designed to lock latch of needle in place.

Should I be a Needlemaker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Needle Maker

    How to become a Needlemaker

    Needlemakers 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 Needlemaker-related education!
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