Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Operators
On the Job
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Operators operate machines that wind, twist, or draw out textiles. They may operate slubber machines and drawing frames.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
- Cut fabrics.
- Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
- Install mechanical components in production equipment.
- Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
- Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
- Remove accessories, tools, or other parts from equipment.
- Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
- Set equipment controls to meet cutting specifications.
- Exchange information with colleagues.
Typical Working Conditions
- Walking and running.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
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