Draw Machine Operator

Tend machines that draw out synthetic fiber filaments and combine into tow.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Draw Machine Operators do?

Tends machines that draw out continuous synthetic fiber filaments to impart strength and flexibility and combine filaments into tow: Positions can of filaments at machine, places bobbins of filament on spindle and threads filament through rolls, pins, traveler, and onto takeup bobbin or into can, or threads filament directly from spinning machine. Opens valve to admit steam to heat rolls. Inspects tow for conformance to standards. Doffs machine when bobbins or cans are full or when knots, breaks, or tangles occur in filament. May tend tandem units that crimp and dry tow preparatory to cutting tow into staple lengths.

Should I be a Draw 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Draw Frame Operator, Drawing Operator, Quill Machine Operator, Redraw Operator, Roll Up Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Draw Machine Operator

    Most Draw 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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