Cloth Winder

Tend machines that wind a cloth from one form to another.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cloth Winders do?

Tends machine that winds cloth from one form to another to facilitate further processing: Threads cloth from supply truck, bale, or roll through guides and rollers to takeup roll, tube, or rod, or sews cloth to end of leader in machine, using sewing machine. Turns handwheel to adjust width guides. Starts machine and observes cloth to detect irregular seams and torn selvages. Pushes lever to control tension on cloth and speed of machine. Cuts out flaws and combines several cuts of cloth to form one roll, sewing ends with portable sewing machine. Records yardage clock reading on order ticket. Removes full rolls from machine onto handtruck by hand or using hoist. May wrap cloth roll for storage or shipping [ROLL COVERER, BURLAP 929.687-042]. May be designated according to process for which cloth is being wound as Boiling-Off Winder; type of material wound as Carpet Winder; or type of winding machine used as Reeling-And-Tubing-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Cloth Winder?

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.
  • 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: Cake Winder, Carpet Winder, Cloth-Roll Winder, Comb Winder, Cone Winder, Cop Winder, Wide-Cloth Folder

    How to become a Cloth Winder

    Most Cloth 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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