Set up and operate machines to fabricate ornamental metal products.
Tends machines which combine strands of sliver into lap II and winds sliver into rolls: Pulls cans of sliver to creeling position. Threads ends of sliver through guides, stop-motion device, and rolls, and onto takeup pin, or attaches end to preceding end by overlapping and twisting sliver with fingers. Patrols machine area to detect exhausted ends and observe lights indicating machine stoppage caused by sliver break. Pieces up broken ends. Removes lap and replaces empty pins. May depress pedal to raise roll of lap for doffing or loosen holders by hand. May tend combers [COMBER TENDER 680.685-118], ribbon lappers [RIBBON-LAP-MACHINE TENDER 680.685-086], or drawing frames [DRAWING-FRAME TENDER 680.685-038].