Machine Bobbin Winder

Tend machines that transfer yarns from spools to large bobbins.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Bobbin Winders do?

Tends machine that transfers yarn, thread, or twine from spools to large bobbins used on knitting and weaving machinery: Mounts spools on spindles over winding arbors of machine. Unwinds length of yarn, thread, or twine from spool and winds onto bobbin. Places bobbin on winding arbor and rotates bobbin to take up slack. Slides thread into eye of winding traveler and starts arbors rotating to wind thread onto bobbins. Observes bobbins as they are winding and cuts thread to remove loaded bobbins. Records number and types of bobbins wound.


Should I be a Machine Bobbin Winder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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: Bobbin Doffer, Bobbin Winder, Bobbin Winder, Machine, Brass-Bobbin Winder

    How to become a Machine Bobbin Winder

    Most Machine Bobbin 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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