Panelboard Operator

Control programmed equipment to dye yarns or cloths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Panelboard Operators do?

Controls programmed equipment to dye yarn or cloth: Mounts specified cycle-control template in timing track. Turns crank to align starting point on template with vacuum/electric controls, and temperature tracer with profile cut in top of program master. Transfers dye formula to DYE WEIGHER 550.684-014 and verifies quantities mixed. Presses buttons on panelboard to begin fill-cycles in specified machines and notifies DYE WEIGHER to transfer dye and chemical solutions to machines when panelboard lights indicate yarn or cloth loading is complete and processing cycle in operation. Observes panelboard lights, gauges, graphs, and dials to determine progress of dyeing cycles and to detect malfunctions. Presses buttons and turns knobs to stop automatic cycle to obtain samples, fill or drain machines, adjust variable limits of machine water-level controls, or to resume processing cycle to include washing and stabilizing dye in yarn or cloth. Tests solutions for acidity or alkalinity strengths, using pH testing equipment, and records results onto formula. Notifies supervisory personnel of malfunctions, variations from processing standards, and completion of processing cycles. Records processing data onto dye formulas. May develop and maintain dye formulas.

Should I be a Panelboard Operator?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Panelboard Operator

    Most Panelboard 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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