Balling Machine Operator

Tend machines that wind thread, twine or yarn, in preparation for shipping.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Balling Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that winds thread, twine, or yarn into balls preparatory to shipping or further processing: Places supply cones or spools on creel rack and threads yarn ends through guides and tension device. Pushes core over spindle of machine or wraps end of thread around shaping device of coreless winder. Pulls lever to start machine to wind specified amount of thread. Doffs balls of thread, using knife to cut thread. Inspects balls for defective winding or soiled thread. May insert labels under thread. May place ball on device to crush center and wrap end of thread around center as binder. May pack balls into boxes for shipment.


Should I be a Balling Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Balling Machine Operator

    Most Balling Machine 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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