Wool Washing Machine Operator

Tend machines that wash endless ropes of woolen piece goods.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wool Washing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that washes endless ropes of woolen piece goods: Threads cloth over reel, between guides, and through feed rollers. Sews ends of cloth together to form endless rope, using sewing machine or by hand. Turns valves to fill tub with water and to control steam for heating solution. Pours liquid detergents into tub, following specifications. Starts machine that revolves piece goods over reel and through solution for specified period of time. Turns valves to drain solution from tub and to fill tub with rinse water. Ravels seams to separate cloth ends after rinsing, laps end of cloth over reel, and starts reel to transfer cloth from machine to handtruck.


Should I be a Wool Washing 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.
  • 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: Silk Washing Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Wool Washing Machine Operator

    Most Wool Washing Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaiae&chl=no+college+%2883%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||doctorate+%286%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,83,83
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