Automatic Spooler Operator

Feed and off bear sections of spooling machines that tie yarn ends.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Spooler Operators do?

Feeds and off bears section of spooling machine that ties yarn ends automatically and transfers yarn from bobbins to cheeses: Places starter cheeses on winding spindles. Places full bobbins in individual magazines of machine. Pulls end of yarn over guides or into suction device of machine to be picked up and tied to end of starter cheese by knotter which travels on track over machine. Doffs full cheeses and places cheeses on trident on handtruck, or into trough located beside machine. May sort bobbins ejected by machine according to amount of yarn on bobbin. May strip defective yarn from bobbins, using knife, or by winding yarn on revolving spindle. May attach pregummed labels to inside of cones to identify cheeses or packages.


Should I be an Automatic Spooler Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Shear Operator, Automatic II, Spooler Operator, Spooler Operator, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Spooler Operator

    Most Automatic Spooler Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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