Shuttle Fixer

Inspect and repair wooden and plastic loom shuttles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shuttle Fixers do?

Inspects and repairs wooden and plastic loom shuttles: Examines shuttles for defects, such as splits, knots, and scratches, or determines defect from reading work ticket. Removes metal tips and shuttle edges, using screwdriver. Cleans and polishes metal parts, using abrasive cloth and grinding machine. Smooths rough places on shuttles by hand or using sanding machine. Realigns metal eyes, using screwdriver. Cuts fur, bristles, nylon cord, or other fabrics, using scissors, and glues them to shuttle walls to increase yarn tension. Removes and replaces shuttles on looms, using wrenches and screwdriver. Measures shuttle exteriors with gauges and rulers to verify dimensions before placing them on loom.

Should I be a Shuttle Fixer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Broach Trouble Shooter, Changer Fixer, Comb Fixer, Fitter Up, Fitter-Up, Frame Fixer, Jacquard Fixer, Spare Fixer See More

    How to become a Shuttle Fixer

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