Attach fabrics to frames for installation in embroidery machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spanners do?

Attaches fabric to frames for installation in embroidery machines: Clips garment piece to top of frame, pulls fabric taut, and clamps or pins overhanging material under frame. Adjusts frame on machine and aligns needles and shuttle rails, using spanner wrench. May pin applique cloth strips over spanned fabric. May cut threads and excess applique material from embroidered garment section before removing pieces from frame. May thread needles, replace depleted bobbins, and cut threads between needles and embroidered fabric.

Should I be a Spanner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Spanner

    Most Spanners 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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