Winding Rack Operator

Tend equipment in dry room that wind coated fabrics into rolls.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Winding Rack Operators do?

Tends equipment in dry room that winds coated fabrics into rolls: Aligns track-mounted windup rack with dry room alley to receive coated cloth. Cleans foreign material from water-cooled rollers, using rag, solvent, and scraper. Threads cloth from dry room through rollers, and sews cloth to leader on windup core, using automatic sewing machine. Adjusts control to synchronize winding tension with cloth feed to avoid wrinkles, turned edges, and tears. Places cloth-support sticks on handtruck as sticks arrive from dry room. Notifies supervisor of recurring coating defects. Lifts finished roll from rack onto dolly, using hoist.


Should I be a Winding Rack Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Open End Spinning Operator, Spinning Operator, Warping-Mill Operator

    How to become a Winding Rack Operator

    Most Winding Rack 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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