Test Skein Winder

Tend forming and winding machines to obtain sample skeins of sliver.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Test Skein Winders do?

Tends fiberglass forming and winding machines to obtain sample skeins of sliver used in testing yardage per pound: Inserts cord of timing instrument into wall outlet near machine from which sample is taken and releases pedal to start machine. Places arm of timing device against strands of sliver and pushes button to start timer. Stops winder after specified time and removes takeup tube. Removes test skein from tube and hangs skein on board designated for each furnace and bushing. Carries skeins to YARDAGE-CONTROL OPERATOR, FORMING for testing when sufficient skeins are obtained.


Should I be a Test Skein Winder?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Frickertron Checker

    How to become a Test Skein Winder

    Most Test Skein Winders 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:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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