Roller Cleaner

Remove lint and dust from drawing rollers of spinning or roving frames.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roller Cleaners do?

Cleans lint and dust from drawing rollers of spinning or roving frames while machines are in operation, using pneumatic roll picker or handbrush. Removes roving wound on rollers , using fingers or hook. Feels rubber covered rollers for surface defects, replaces defective rollers, and routes defective rollers for resurfacing. May brush lint and dust from ring rail. May piece up roving or yarn breaks.

Should I be a Roller Cleaner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Draft-Roller Picker, Guide-Rail Cleaner, Railroad Car Cleaner, Reed Cleaner, Roll Cleaner, Roller Picker, Roll Picker

    How to become a Roller Cleaner

    Most Roller Cleaners 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:9gsaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%2821%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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