Metallic Yarn Slitting Machine Operator

Tend machines that slit rolls of metallic yarns into narrow yarn widths.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metallic Yarn Slitting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that slits rolls of metallic yarn material into narrow yarn widths for use in textile manufacture: Positions narrow roll of laminated metallic material on machine arbor and threads end of material through antistatic pad, circular cutters, tension rollers, and around takeup bobbins. Turns valve to drop oil on antistatic pad. Starts machine and observes flow of material through machine to detect wrinkles and splices in material and breaks in yarn. Cuts out defects, using scissors, and ties broken yarn ends. Doffs full bobbins of metallic yarn from takeup spindles.


Should I be a Metallic Yarn Slitting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Metal Shaping Machine Operator, Metal Stamping Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Metallic Yarn Slitting Machine Operator

    Most Metallic Yarn Slitting Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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