Skeins Yarn Examiner

Examine skeins of yarn to detect flaws.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Skeins Yarn Examiners do?

Examines skeins of yarn to detect flaws, such as soils, slubs, breaks, and uneven dyeing or twisting: Shakes skeins to straighten yarn, hangs skeins on rod and spreads and pulls yarn around rod to locate imperfections. Cuts out slubs and ties yarn ends together. Examines winding and tying of skein to determine if skein has been made according to job order. Weighs skein from each lot and records weight. Records number and type of flaws found in each lot of yarn. Knots hank of yarn around several skeins to form bundle and packs bundles into boxes for shipment. May remove soils with cleaning fluid.


Should I be a Skeins Yarn Examiner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Yarn Examiner, Skeins, Yarn Skeins Examiner

    How to become a Skeins Yarn Examiner

    Most Skeins Yarn Examiners 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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