Textile Winding, Twisting, & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Also called: Spinner, Twister Operator, Winder Operator, Winder Tender
What they do:Set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers. Includes slubber machine and drawing frame operators.
On the job, you would:
- Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions.
- Start machines, monitor operation, and make adjustments as needed.
- Tend machines with multiple winding units that wind thread onto shuttle bobbins for use on sewing machines or other kinds of bobbins for sole-stitching, knitting, or weaving machinery.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
- manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
- hold or move items with your hands
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
- change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving
Reaction Time and Speed
- quickly move your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command
- quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Word processing software
- Cutting & Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
- Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers
- Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
- Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic
- Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders
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