Pick-Pulling Machine Operator

Tend machines that pull waste filling floats from looped pile fabrics.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pick-Pulling Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that pulls false selvages and waste filling floats from looped pile fabric: Lifts roll of cloth into feeding position and pins end of cloth to leader in machine. Positions false selvage between feed rollers on each side of machine. Starts machine and observes flow of cloth to detect oblique twist due to unequal tension on cloth. Depresses pedal to release tension on leading selvage and allow lagging selvage to catch up. Doffs rolls of cloth and full boxes of filling waste.

Should I be a Pick-Pulling Machine 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Pick-Pulling Machine Operator

    Pick-Pulling 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 Pick-Pulling Machine Operator-related education!
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