Spinning Machine Tender

Tend one or more machines that twist combed hemp or sisal fiber or yarns.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spinning Machine Tenders do?

Tends one or more machines that twist combed hemp or sisal fiber or yarn into strands and winds strands onto bobbins: Threads sliver or yarn through guides to twisting mechanism of spinning machine. Opens safety cover to inspect twisting die, places empty bobbin on spindle, and fastens end of yarn or strand to bobbin. Starts machine and observes operation to detect unsteady flow of material into spinning head, and uneven winding on bobbin.

Should I be a Spinning Machine Tender?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Spinning Doffer, Spinning Mule Tender, Spinning Room Worker

    How to become a Spinning Machine Tender

    Most Spinning Machine Tenders 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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