Quiller Operator

Tend quillers that wind strands of yarn from ball warps onto bobbins.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Quiller Operators do?

Tends quiller that winds strands of yarn from ball warps onto bobbins or quills after bleaching, mercerizing, or dyeing: Divides new warp into sections to facilitate handling, using twisting hook or ring to hold yarn parallel. Twists each new strand to preceding strand in machine with fingers to draw yarn through reed and guides without rethreading. Starts machine and depresses pedal board to control winding speed. Feels warp for tangles and observes yarn for breaks. Stops machine to straighten warp, remove lease strings, or thread broken ends through reed and guides. Doffs bobbins or quills from spindles and replaces with empties. Brushes dust and lint from machine and oils spindle bearings.


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

  • Also known as: Brownell Operator, CIM Operator, Creel Operator, Frame Operator, Mule Operator, Quiller, Quiller Hand, Quiller Runner See More

    How to become a Quiller Operator

    Most Quiller Operators 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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