Roving or Yarn Color Checker

Test dyed roving to determine fastness of dye and uniformity of color.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Roving or Yarn Color Checkers do?

Tests dyed roving or yarn to determine fastness of dye and uniformity of color: Winds specified quantity of yarn or roving onto reel and binds sample skein with bleached cloth band. Boils test sample in detergent solution for specified length of time. Dries sample in humidity and temperature controlled drier. Winds dried sample onto sample card and compares test sample with standard sample to detect variations in color. Examines bleached cloth band for bleeding of dyes. Records test results and reports variations from standards to MANAGER, QUALITY CONTROL. Files samples according to color and type of material.


Should I be a Roving or Yarn Color Checker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Color Checker, Roving or Yarn

    How to Become a
    Roving or Yarn Color Checker

    Most Roving or Yarn Color 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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