Stroboscope Operator

Verify speed of spindles on yarn twisting and spinning frames.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stroboscope Operators do?

Verifies speed of spindles and travelers on yarn twisting and spinning frames, using stroboscope, and makes minor adjustments: Turns knob to adjust stroboscope setting to spindle speed specifications. Directs stroboscope light beam onto revolving bobbin. Observes bobbin and traveler to detect illusion of movement indicating variance between spindle speed and speed setting of stroboscope. Turns knob to synchronize stroboscope light oscillations with speed of malfunctioning spindle, and records incorrect spindle speed as shown on stroboscope r.p.m. dial. Makes adjustments, such as tightening screws and removing waste from travelers. Notifies MACHINE FIXER of machines requiring repairs, such as replacement of spindles and travelers. May use twist-test machine to determine twist in yarn to verify accuracy of machine setup. May test yarn tension, using tensiometer.

Should I be a Stroboscope 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: Bonded-Strand Operator, Stroboroma Operator, Strobotac Operator

    How to become a Stroboscope Operator

    Stroboscope 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 Stroboscope Operator-related education!
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