Carding Machine Operator

Tend machines that wind binding, rickrack, and braid on paperboard cards.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carding Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that winds binding, rickrack, and braid on paperboard cards: Clamps card and end of material in machine. Starts machine which makes predetermined number of revolutions to wind specified length of material on card. Cuts end of material with scissors and removes card from machine.

Should I be a Carding Machine 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.

  • How to become a Carding Machine Operator

    Most Carding 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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