Spindle Plumber

Straighten and realign spindles on ring spinning frames.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spindle Plumbers do?

Straightens and realigns spindles on ring spinning frames: Loosens and tightens spindle nuts with wrench. Places plumb over spindle, and hammers or moves spindle by hand until clearance between block and circumference of opening in ring bar is equal. Starts machine and observes movement of spindles. Inserts shims under bearing collars of spindles that are off-center. May inspect and adjust spindles for horizontal trueness. May overhaul or repair spinning frames.

Should I be a Spindle Plumber?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Comber Setter

    How to become a Spindle Plumber

    Most Spindle Plumbers have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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