Precise Winder

Tend machines that wind cones or tubes of yarns or threads.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Precise Winders do?

Tends machine that winds cones or tubes of yarn or thread to specified size and lay: Places supply packages in creel and draws yarn ends through machine guides and tensions onto takeup tubes to thread winding units. Turns dial of yardage clock to control amount of yarn wound. Turns gear to set lay, using wrench. Starts machine and observes operation to detect yarn breaks and exhausting supply packages. Pieces up broken ends. Doffs yarn when package reaches specified size. May weigh yarn package and remove or wind yarn to bring package to specified weight. May tend machine equipped with troughs to draw yarn or thread through solutions specified by processing instructions.


Should I be a Precise Winder?

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

  • How to become a Precise Winder

    Most Precise Winders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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