Staple Processing Machine Operator

Tend machines that stretch tows and break tows into staple lengths.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Staple Processing Machine Operators do?

Tends machines that stretch tow, break tow into staple lengths, and crimp resulting sliver: Ties rope of filaments to filaments in machine or threads rope through guides and tension rollers, heating plates, breaking rollers, and crimping device and into receiving can. Observes operation of machines to detect fibers wrapping around rollers and cuts away tangled fibers. Adjusts yardage clock to stop machine when specified amount of fiber is in receiving can. Records production data, and writes identification tickets for cans of sliver. May tend machine that sets crimp in fiber [CRIMP SETTER].


Should I be a Staple Processing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to Become a
    Staple Processing Machine Operator

    Most Staple Processing Machine 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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