Hooking Machine Operator

Tend machines that tighten twist in skeins of dyed threads.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hooking Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that tightens twist in skeins of dyed thread: Opens and examines skeins of thread to ensure that thread matches specifications of work order. Hooks one end of skein to upper hook of machine and hooks other end to lower hook on movable beam of machine. Releases clutch that lowers beam and stretches skein. Turns crank that rotates beam and twists skein. Feels skein to determine if twist has been tightened as specified.


Should I be a Hooking 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.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Hooking Machine Operator

    Most Hooking 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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