Pack Room Operator

Fill spinnerette packs with treated sands to filter impurities.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pack Room Operators do?

Fills spinnerette packs with measured amount of treated sand to filter impurities from molten nylon before extrusion into filaments: Examines holes in bottom of pack, using microscope, to detect damaged or clogged openings. Weighs out prescribed amounts and grades of treated sand and pours sand into pack, leveling sand with crescent-shaped tool. Repeats filling and leveling process until specified number of layers have been built up, according to type of nylon to be spun. Disassembles used packs, pours out sand, and washes pack in soapy water to remove burned sand adhering to cup after extrusion of molten nylon.


Should I be a Pack Room 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Aging Room Operator, Cell Room Operator, Fitting Room Operator, Soaking Room Operator

    How to become a Pack Room Operator

    Pack Room 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 Pack Room Operator-related education!
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