Sewing Machine Repairer

Repair and adjust sewing machines in homes and sewing departments.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sewing Machine Repairers do?

Repairs and adjusts sewing machines in homes and sewing departments of industrial establishments, using handtools: Turns screws and nuts to adjust machine parts. Regulates length of stroke of needle and horizontal movement of feeding mechanism under needle. Dismantles machines and replaces or repairs broken or worn parts, using handtools. Inspects machines, shafts, and belts. Repairs broken transmission belts. Installs attachments on machines. Initiates orders for new machines or parts. May operate machine tools, such as lathes and drill presses, to make new parts. May be designated according to location in which employed as Fitting-Room Maintenance Mechanic.

Should I be a Sewing Machine Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Broaching-Machine Repairer, Load-Chain Welding-Machine Repairer, Machine Mover, Machine Repairer, Machine Repairman See More

    How to become a Sewing Machine Repairer

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