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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.
  • Thread yarn, thread, or fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines.
  • Start machines, monitor operation, and make adjustments as needed.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$28,920
$21,760
$38,730
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