Automatic Winder Operator

Tend automatic yarn winding machines and travelling winding units.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Winder Operators do?

Tends automatic yarn-winding machine, equipped with stationary or traveling knotter and traveling winding units that move around machine, to transfer yarn from bobbins to cones or tubes: Places bobbins in pockets of feeder magazine and pulls ends of yarn over suction tube opening through which yarn is drawn into knotter. Observes machine operation and signal lights to detect machine malfunctions, exhausting supply packages, full packages of yarn, and tangled yarn. Doffs packages when light indicates package is filled. Replaces tubes or cones on spindles. Laps strands of yarn around cones or tubes to start yarn winding. Presses pedal or button to stop and control speed of machine, according to flow of work. Notifies MACHINE FIXER 689.260-010 when malfunction occurs.


Should I be an Automatic Winder Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Winder Contort Operator, Winder Operator, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Winder Operator

    Most Automatic Winder Operators 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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