Tend table-type rotary warping machines that wind warp yarn onto pegs.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Warpers do?

Tends table-type rotary warping machine that winds warp yarn onto pegs or spools for use in weaving narrow fabrics: Places spool of warp yarn over revolving spindle of machine. Mounts spools on spindles or positions wooden pegs in holes of machine table to produce warp of specified dimensions. Threads warp through eye of spindle and horizontal warping arm attached to spindle, and ties warp to hook holder. Starts machine to rotate warping arm and wind warp around pegs and through hook holder. Places weaving hook in hook holder after each revolution of warping arm to separate warp. Stops machine when specified number of yarn strands have been wound and cuts yarn, using scissors. Turns thumbscrew to secure yarn and hooks in hooks holder. Doffs wound yarn.

Should I be a Warper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Beam Warper, Copper, Section Warper, Warp Changer, Warp Doffer, Warp Drawer, Warper Creeler, Warper Fixer, Warp Hand See More

    How to become a Warper

    Most Warpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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