Thread Inspector

Examine synthetic-fiber threads.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Thread Inspectors do?

Examines synthetic-fiber thread, passing continuously in front of electric light, for such defects as weak spots, lumps, irregular twisting, grease stains, and snags. Rejects lots of thread not meeting plant standard. May inspect washed and dried cakes of yarn for loose ends and remove excess thread with scissors and be designated Cake Inspector. May grade skeins of yarn by weight or presence of irregularities and be designated Sorter.

Should I be a Thread Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Pipe-Thread Inspector

    How to become a Thread Inspector

    Most Thread Inspectors 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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