Automatic Thread Winder

Tend semi-automatic machines that wind threads from cones onto the spools.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Thread Winders do?

Tends semiautomatic machine that winds thread from cones onto spools or tubes used on sewing machines: Places full cones on rack, and passes threads through guides, tension device, yardage counter, and drop wires. Loads tubes or spools into machine hopper. Observes operations of machine to detect breaks or lap-ups. Removes spools having winding defects, or pieces up broken ends, using knotter. Inspects spools for defects in winding and color as they are discharged by machine. May verify spool size, using gauge. May pack filled tubes or spools in boxes.


Should I be an Automatic Thread Winder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Lastex-Thread Winder, Thread Winder, Thread Winder, Automatic

    How to become an Automatic Thread Winder

    Most Automatic Thread Winders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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