Skeiner

Tend machines that wind narrow fabrics into skeins for dyeing or shipment.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Skeiners do?

Tends machine that winds narrow fabrics, such as tape, into skeins for dyeing or shipment: Draws fabric ends from box, threads each end through traverse guide, and ties end to reel. Turns dial to set yardage counter that stops machine when specified yardage has been wound. Presses pedal to start machine. Laces string through and around each skein to preserve arrangement and prevent tangling. Pulls lever to contract reel, slides skeins to end of reel, and removes skeins.


Should I be a Skeiner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Coner, Skein Reeler

    How to become a Skeiner

    Most Skeiners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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