Yarn Examiner

Inspect yarn for defects preparatory to shipment or storage.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Yarn Examiners do?

Inspects yarn for defects preparatory to shipment or storage: Examines bobbins, cones, cops, or tubes of yarn by sight and touch for defects, such as broken threads, cross threads, dirty yarn, and excessively loose or tight winding. Places defective yarn on trays or bobbin carts for reprocessing. Wraps yarn in paper or other material to prevent soiling and damage during shipment or storage. Packs and weighs yarn after inspection. Records amount of yarn packed and number of cones rejected. May stamp shipping carton with identification data. May push loaded racks of yarn into steam cabinet to condition yarn.

Should I be a Yarn Examiner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Finished-Yarn Examiner

    How to become a Yarn Examiner

    Most Yarn Examiners 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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