Kapok and Cotton Machine Operator

Tend machines that clean, dry, cut, and separate kapok and cotton fibers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Kapok and Cotton Machine Operators do?

Tends machines that automatically clean, dry, cut, and separate raw kapok and cotton fibers for use as pillow, cushion, and quilt filler: Removes wire and burlap from bales and pushes material into hopper of machine. Fastens cloth bag to machine outlet pipe and opens air duct to blow material through machine and into bag. Ties filled bag and transports bag to storage area.


Should I be a Kapok and Cotton 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.

  • How to Become a
    Kapok and Cotton Machine Operator

    Kapok and Cotton 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 Kapok and Cotton Machine Operator-related education!
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