Ropewalk Rope-Maker

Operate track-mounted machines to lay rope-fiber strands into heavy line.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ropewalk Rope-Makers do?

Operates track-mounted machine in ropewalk to lay rope-fiber strands into heavy line, such as marine hawser and towline: Lays strands on guide arms parallel to track. Anchors ends of strands to stationary fixture at end of ropewalk. Secures other end of strands in self-propelled machine at opposite end of ropewalk that lays strands into rope and coils rope onto reel as it moves along track. Moves levers to start machine and to produce specified degree of hardness in rope. Binds ends of finished rope to prevent raveling and removes full reel, using hoist.

Should I be a Ropewalk Rope-Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Rope-Maker, Ropewalk, Ropewalk Rope Maker

    How to become a Ropewalk Rope-Maker

    Most Ropewalk Rope-Makers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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