Spooling Machine Operator

Tend machines that wind bias binding or cloth onto cardboard spools.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spooling Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that winds bias binding, cloth, cording, piping, or tape onto cardboard spools: Clamps spool onto spindle of machine. Starts machine and guides material onto revolving spool by hand. Cuts material with scissors when spool is full. May wrap rolls or spools in paper.


Should I be a Spooling Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pooling Operator, Wooling-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Spooling Machine Operator

    Spooling 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 Spooling Machine Operator-related education!
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