Skein Yarn Dyer

Tend machines that bleach or dye skeins of yarn.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Skein Yarn Dyers do?

Tends machines that bleach or dye skeins of yarn: Hangs yarn skeins over perforated rack. Turns valves to fill dye vats with water, and turns knob to set temperature of water according to specifications. Pours chemical softeners and liquid dyes into vats according to formula. Starts machine that rotates skeins periodically and circulates dye through yarn. Dumps dye solution from vats at end of dyeing cycle and circulates rinse water through yarn. Loops several skeins of yarn together to form bundle and removes yarn bundles from perforated racks. Places bundles of yarn into boxes. May load and unload machine, using chain hoist. Important variables may be indicated by trade names or machines used.


Should I be a Skein Yarn Dyer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Chain Dyer, Colorist Dyer, Dye Colorist Dyer, First Dyer, Piece Dyer, Rotary Drum Dyer, Rug Dyer, Sample Dye Mixer See More

    How to become a Skein Yarn Dyer

    Most Skein Yarn Dyers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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