Package-Dyeing-Machine Operator

Tend machines that dye or bleach yarn wounds on perforated beams.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Package-Dyeing-Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that dyes or bleaches yarn wound on perforated beams I, tubes I, or spring coils: Loads package stand or beam of yarn into machine, using power hoist. Closes lid and tightens lid bolts with wrench. Mixes preweighed dye or bleach with water in pail or overflow tank, stirring with paddle. Turns valves to control steam and water flow. Sets controls to pump dye or bleach into machine that automatically processes and rinses yarn at specified temperature and pressure. Adds chemicals during dyeing or bleaching cycle as specified. May load packages of yarn onto perforated spindles of stand and unload machine [DYE-STAND LOADER]. May weigh dyes according to formula. May tend machine to bleach yarn and be designated Yarn-Bleaching-Machine Operator. May tend machine to dye raw fibers or tops and be designated Raw-Stock-Dyeing-Machine Tender; Top-Dyeing-Machine Tender.

Should I be a Package-Dyeing-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Continuous-Yarn Dyeing-Machine Operator, Drum-Dyeing-Machine Operator, Dye Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Package-Dyeing-Machine Operator

    Most Package-Dyeing-Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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