Pocket Machine Operator

Tend machines that spin wire coils and sew them into cloth pockets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pocket Machine Operators do?

Tends one or more machines that automatically spin wire coils and sew them into cloth pockets to form units for mattress innersprings: Mounts spools of wire, fabric, and cotton thread on machine spindles. Inserts wire and fabric ends into machine guides and lead rollers, and threads machine needles. Starts machine and folds chain of pocketed coils as it emerges on conveyor. Removes springs at regular intervals and places under plunger of stationary dial gauge to ensure uniformity. Turns regulating wheel to adjust wire cutter for specified coil length. Turns setscrew on sewing machine to regulate thread tension.

Should I be a Pocket 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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Pocketed-Spring-Machine Operator

    How to become a Pocket Machine Operator

    Pocket 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 Pocket Machine Operator-related education!
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