Spindle Repairer

Repair and maintain pin spindles.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spindle Repairers do?

Repairs and maintains pin spindles and refills oil containers on yarn texturing machines: Inspects spindles previously removed from machines for wornout pin shafts and cracked or worn eyelet. Discards spindles with wornout pin shaft. Glues eyelet onto bottom of spindle shaft or inserts cleaned or new pinhead on spindle, using allen wrench, to repair or restore spindle. Cleans spindle, spindle shaft, and inside of pinhead, using cloth and cleaning fluid. Removes empty oil container from machine and fills container with oil from barrel, using hand pump. Replaces container on machine when full. Checks oil level in oil box and fills box with oil, using hand pump.

Should I be a Spindle Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Spindle Repairer

    Most Spindle Repairers 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:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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