Yarn-Mercerizer Operator I

Tend machines that mercerize yarns in skein form.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Yarn-Mercerizer Operator Is do?

Tends machine that mercerizes yarn in skein form: Shakes skeins of yarn to remove tangles and loads skeins on roller arms of machine. Starts machine that puts yarn under tension, passes skeins through caustic solution, and rinses skeins. Tests caustic solution, using hydrometer, and adds soda or water to maintain uniform strength as specified. Removes skeins from mercerizer and hangs skeins on rack of tank for neutralizing. Turns valves to start spray of water and neutralizing solution. Tests neutralization, using litmus paper. May weigh and mix caustic and neutralizing solutions according to formula. May extract moisture from yarn [EXTRACTOR OPERATOR] and dry yarn in steam chamber [SKEIN-YARN DRIER].


Should I be a Yarn-Mercerizer Operator I?

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.

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    Yarn-Mercerizer Operator I

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