Shuttle Hand

Insert bobbins of filling into shuttles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shuttle Hands do?

Inserts bobbins of filling into shuttles. Threads yarn end through each shuttle eye and loads threaded shuttles into loom magazine. May replenish yarn supply on narrow fabric looms and be designated Quill Changer.


Should I be a Shuttle Hand?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Shuttle Hand

    Most Shuttle Hands 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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