Warp Tension Tester

Test and adjust tension of warp on looms or other textile machines.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Warp Tension Testers do?

Tests and adjusts tension of warp on looms or other textile machines, using tensiometer: Presses arm of tensiometer against several threads of warp and reads gauge. Removes or adds weights, or turns adjustment nut with wrench to adjust tension, according to specifications. May test accuracy of tensiometer with known weights and adjust tensiometer, using screwdriver.


Should I be a Warp Tension Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to become a Warp Tension Tester

    Most Warp Tension Testers 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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