Braiding Machine Operator

Tend battery of machines that braid yarns.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Braiding Machine Operators do?

Tends battery of machines that braid yarn into flat or tubular narrow fabrics: Creels machine according to work ticket and threads yarn through guides, tensions, braiding point, and tension rollers. Starts machine and laps end around takeup roll or places end into receiving can. Observes braiding to detect breaks in yarn and ties or glues broken yarn ends. Doffs full rolls or cans of braided material from machine. May braid jacket around articles, such as rope or wire. May tend yarn rewinding machine [YARN WINDER 681.685-154].


Should I be a Braiding Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Branding Machine Operator

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    Braiding Machine Operator

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