Thread warp yarns through needles to prepare warp-knitting machine.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Threaders do?

Threads warp yarn through needles to prepare warp-knitting machine for knitting: Removes paper covering from warp spools or beam mounted on machine, and turns spools or beams to align yarn ends. Cuts tape holding warp threads at intervals, using scissors. Loops yarn ends over sley points and pulls ends to front of machine. Draws yarn through open hooks of needles, using threader and dobber, and ties ends in bunches to facilitate handling. Starts machine and winds end of cloth on takeup roll. Ties broken threads with fingers, and assists in hanging warps and cleaning machine.

Should I be a Threader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Threader

    Most Threaders 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:9adaab&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29||associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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