Rug Inspector II

Inspect carpets and rugs to detect defects.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rug Inspector IIs do?

Inspects carpets and rugs to detect defects in weaving, tufting, or hooking, soil spots, uncut pile, and loose threads: Spreads rug on table or examines rug spread on floor to detect soil spots, missing stitches, holes, loose threads, uncut pile, defectively bound edges, and faulty shearing, and to determine that color, design, and work meet specifications. Measures pile height and rug dimensions, using ruler and tapeline. Marks defect on rug. Cuts uncut pile, loose yarn ends, and long fringe yarn, using scissors. Selects yarn of color to match rug, threads hooked needle, and hooks yarn to backing in blank areas of rug to fill in missing pile or yarn. May rub soil spots with cloth and cleaning solution to remove soil and restore natural color to rug pile. May glue backing strip around back edge of rug. May attach tassels to edge of rug, using plunger needle and yarn. May affix gummed label to rug, using heated iron. May work as member of two-worker team when inspecting large rugs.

Should I be a Rug Inspector II?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Rug Inspector II

    Most Rug Inspector IIs 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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