Needle Punch Machine Operator

Operate machines to stitch-bond synthetic fibers to scrims.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Needle Punch Machine Operators do?

Operates machine and equipment to stitch-bond synthetic fibers to scrim to produce nonwoven fabric: Turns dials on control panel to regulate conveyor speeds, feed rate of scrim and fiber stock through machine, roll pressure, and steam in rollers. Adjust compression rollers following thickness specifications. Starts machine and observes operation to detect defects, such as broken needles, folds or lines in webbing, and fabric contamination. Moves mechanism on hopper to regulate flow and weight of fiber stock feeding into machine. Replaces broken needles, using handtools.

Should I be a Needle Punch 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Pattern-Punching-Machine Operator, Punch Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Needle Punch Machine Operator

    Needle Punch 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 Needle Punch Machine Operator-related education!
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