Sets up, operates, or tends machines that wind or twist textiles; or draws out and combines sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers. Includes slubber machine and drawing frame operators.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Notifies supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions.
- Threads yarn, thread, or fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines.
- Starts machines, monitors operation, and makes adjustments as needed.
- Inspects machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
- Records production data such as numbers and types of bobbins wound.
- Replaces depleted supply packages with full packages.
- Stops machines when specified amount of products has been produced.
- Inspects products to verify that they meet specifications and to determine whether machine adjustment is needed.
- Tends machines that twist together two or more strands of yarn or inserts additional twists into single strands of yarn to increase strength, smoothness, or uniformity of yarn.
- Observes operations to detect defects, malfunctions, or supply shortages.