Flower Machine Operator

Operate machines to tuft flowered designs on articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Flower Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to tuft flowered design on articles: Places yarn packages on spindles and draws ends through machine guides, tensions, and needle eyes. Presses knee lever to raise hoop-shaped presser foot, positions material on movable portion of machine bed, and lowers presser foot to hold material taut. Starts machine and turns machine bed to rotate material beneath needles that automatically tuft flower design on material. Observes tufting to detect defects, such as broken yarn and needles. Rethreads machine or replaces damaged needles.

Should I be a Flower 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Electric Power Machine Operator, Power Machine Operator

    How to become a Flower Machine Operator

    Flower Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Flower Machine Operator-related education!
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