Needle Control Cheniller

Tend machines that control machine needles to tuft intricate designs.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Needle Control Chenillers do?

Tends tufting machine equipped with pattern roller and solenoids that control machine needles to tuft intricate designs: Selects pattern according to specifications and positions pattern on machine, using handtools. Pulls yarn ends through machine guides, tensions, and needle eyes to thread machine. Draws material under machine needles, through cut-pile mechanism, and laps end around takeup rod. Starts machine and observes operation to detect broken yarn or faulty pile cutting. Rethreads broken yarn or replaces broken needles. Replaces dull knives for cut-pile mechanism, using handtools. Removes dull rolls from machine.

Should I be a Needle Control Cheniller?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Needle Control Cheniller

    Needle Control Chenillers 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 Needle Control Cheniller-related education!
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