Wire Weaving Loom Setter

Set up power looms to weave wires into screening.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wire Weaving Loom Setters do?

Sets up power looms to weave wire into screening and cloth to size, mesh, and weave patterns specified by work orders, diagrams, and data charts, applying knowledge of machine function, principles of mechanics and shop mathematics: Selects functional machine parts, such as reeds, heddles, and shuttle, according to wire specified and aligns and bolts them to machine. Selects, positions, and installs cams, shuttle thrower, and gears and turns speed control knobs to synchronize action of machine to produce size and pattern of weave specified, using precision measuring instruments and handtools. Turn knobs to adjust electric eye control which automatically stops machine when specified run is completed, shuttle or warp wire runs out, or wire breaks. Threads wire from back beam through heddles and reeds to cloth roll, and install bobbins in shuttle. Starts machine and makes trial runs. Inspects sample, visually and using gauges and readjusts machine to correct malfunction. May replace or repair broken parts of machine. May tend bobbin-winding machine to wind bobbins for installation in loom. May be designated by product specialty as Loom Setter, Fourdrinier.


Should I be a Wire Weaving Loom Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Loom Setter, Loom Setter, Fourdrinier, Loom Setter, Wire Weaving

    How to become a Wire Weaving Loom Setter

    Wire Weaving Loom Setters 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 Wire Weaving Loom Setter-related education!
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