Take-Up Operator

Tend machines that wind up newly extruded polyester fibers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Take-Up Operators do?

Tends machine that applies finish to and winds up newly extruded polyester fibers onto takeup bobbins: Turns valves on vacuum lines to activate aspirators that break and suck up yarn ends during doffing process. Grasps yarn lines at each bobbin position to gather and guide moving yarn to aspirator. Pushes filled bobbins of yarn away from bobbin drive rollers on takeup machine to stop spinning takeup bobbins. Lifts filled bobbins from machine and places bobbins on cart. Places empty bobbins on bobbin shafts of takeup machine. Pushes bobbin shafts with empty bobbins next to spinning drive rollers to power rotation of bobbins preparatory to takeup of yarn on bobbins. Pulls specified lines of yarn down from aspirator over rollers on takeup unit that guide and advance newly extruded yarn and throws yarn ends down against empty, spinning bobbins to takeup lines of bobbins. Separates yarn ends along specified guide notches of machine to facilitate takeup of yarn on separate bobbins. Aligns yarn taken up on bobbin, using wire brush.

Should I be a Take-Up Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Twisting Operator, Utility Operator Yarn

    How to become a Take-Up Operator

    Most Take-Up 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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