Tend machines that wind asphalt-coated roofing felt into rolls.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Reelers do?

Tends machine that winds asphalt-coated roofing felt into rolls of specified length and width: Threads felt through feed rollers and inserts end in takeup reel. Starts machine that automatically weighs and ejects completed roll after specified weight has been wound. Depresses pedal to activate knife that severs roll from continuous feed after specified weight has been attained. May change gears to vary size and weight of rolls, using handtools.

Should I be a Reeler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cable Reeler, Paper Reeler, Rattler, Ruler

    How to become a Reeler

    Reelers 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 Reeler-related education!
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