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Fabric Inspector

Examine articles made from fabrics.

What does a Fabric Inspector do?

Examines articles made from fabric, such as bags, bed linens, canvas products, or house furnishings, to detect soil and assembly defects: Measures length or width of article to detect variation from customer or plant specifications, using tape or rule. Spreads article over table or rack and scans article to detect defective stitching, loose threads, color variations between thread and fabric, and uneven seams, corners, pleats, or hems. Cuts excess threads with scissors. Marks defects with gummed label or chalk. Stacks articles that fail to meet specifications on handtruck or table. Records number and type of defects. Folds articles according to customer or plant specifications. May examine paired articles, comparing designs to detect irregular alignment. May inspect tufted articles, scanning article to detect uneven or ragged tufts. May work as member of team to examine large articles, such as blankets, bedspreads, and draperies. May be designated according to article inspected as Bag Inspector; Bedspread Inspector; Blanket Inspector; Curtain Inspector; Dish-Cloth Inspector; Drapery Inspector. May be designated: Inspector, Canvas Products; Returned-Goods Inspector; Sheet Inspector; Towel Inspector.