Roving Sizer

Weigh roving samples to detect weight variation caused by tape condensers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

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What do Roving Sizers do?

Weighs roving samples to detect variation in weight produced by tape condensers of woolen carding machines: Positions jackspool of roving in winding position and threads roving ends from spool through guides and takeup roller. Sets yardage counter at specified yardage and turns crank to wind sample of roving. Weighs sample on grain scales and records weight on chart. Plots weight of each end of roving produced by single carding machine on graph paper and compares graph with standard graph to isolate variations in roving. Reports variations from standards to MACHINE FIXER.


Should I be a Roving Sizer?

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

  • How to become a Roving Sizer

    Most Roving Sizers 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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