Roller Checker

Verify speed of drafting rollers on spinning frames, using tachometer.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Roller Checkers do?

Verifies speed of drafting rollers on spinning frames, using tachometer: Presses tachometer button against rollers and observes dial indicator to obtain r.p.m. readings. Examines rollers for surface damage and replaces defective rollers or flags malfunctioning machines. Pieces up broken ends. Changes travelers [TRAVELER CHANGER].


Should I be a Roller Checker?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Cellar Packer, Collar Packer, Rod Cup Filler, Rod Filler, Rotary Adjuster, Tension Checker

    How to become a Roller Checker

    Most Roller Checkers 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:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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