Weft Straightener

Operate weft straighteners that straighten weft of broad woven fabrics.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Weft Straighteners do?

Operates weft straightener that straightens and aligns skewed weft of broad woven fabrics after wet finishing: Observes cloth passing under beam of light to detect skewed weft. Presses buttons to control movement of rollers that hold back leading selvage of skewed cloth and to allow lagging selvage to catch up. May tend finishing machines, such as cloth drier, calender, or tenter frame.


Should I be a Weft Straightener?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Weft Straightener

    Weft Straighteners generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Weft Straightener-related education!
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