What Do Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders Do

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Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers. Includes slubber machine and drawing frame operators.

Salary
$32130
Becoming One
Easy
Education
No degree required
Job Satisfaction
Low
Job Growth

Personality





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What they do

Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers. Includes slubber machine and drawing frame operators.

Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine slivers, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers. Includes slubber machine and drawing frame operators.

Typical day

On a daily basis, Textile Winding and Drawing Operators notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions. They record production data such as numbers and types of bobbins wound.

A typical day for a Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setter, Operator and Tender will also include:

  • Measure bobbins periodically, using gauges, and turn screws to adjust tension if bobbins are not of specified size.
  • Start machines, monitor operation, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
  • Unwind lengths of yarn, thread, or twine from spools and wind onto bobbins.
  • Inspect products to verify that they meet specifications and to determine whether machine adjustment is needed.

Other responsibilities

Besides their typical day, Textile Winding and Drawing Operators also repair or replace worn or defective parts or components, using hand tools. They may also clean, oil, and lubricate machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oilcans, and grease guns.

On a weekly to monthly basis, Textile Winding and Drawing Operators tend machines that wind wire onto bobbins, preparatory to the formation of wire netting used in reinforcing sheet glass. They might also install, level, and align machine components such as gears, chains, guides, dies, cutters, or needles to set up machinery for operation.

In addition, they remove spindles from machines and bobbins from spindles.

Although specific duties may vary, many of them observe operations to detect defects, malfunctions, or supply shortages.

To some Textile Winding and Drawing Operators, it is also their responsibility to operate machines for test runs to verify adjustments and to obtain product samples.

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What is the job like

Job satisfaction

Low

Is this job meaningful

Low

61% said they were satisfied with their job and 46% said they found their job meaningful.


Pros

Suitable for people who like practical and hands-on work.

Suitable for people who want to work in a supportive work environment.

This career is perfect for people who love to work indoors.

It is easy to get into this career. Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this career.

Cons

Not suitable for people who like to help and teach others.

One of the lowest paying jobs.

Demand for this career is declining.

How much do they make

Average salary

$32130 per year

Average hourly wage

$15 per hour

Entry-level Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,680 to $27,220 per year or $11 to $13 per hour.

Salary by experience Annual Hourly
Highest (Top 10%) $41,530 $20
Senior (Top 25%) $36,570 $18
Median $30,890 $15
Junior (Bottom 25%) $27,220 $13
No experience (Bottom 10%) $23,680 $11

This table shows the top 10 highest paying industries for Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders based on their average annual salary.

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Management of Companies and Enterprises $43870 $21.09
Employment Services $40380 $19.42
Chemical Manufacturing $36140 $17.38
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $34300 $16.49
Other Textile Product Mills $33970 $16.33
Textile Furnishings Mills $32480 $15.62
Fabric Mills $32460 $15.60
Plastics Product Manufacturing $32020 $15.39
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills $31680 $15.23
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills $30070 $14.46

View more salary by industries here.

Where can they work

Where can Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders work? Here is a table showing the top 10 largest employers of Textile Winding, Twisting and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders including the average salary in that industry.

Employers Total Employed Annual Salary Hourly Wages
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 9360 $30070 $14.46
Textile Furnishings Mills 5150 $32480 $15.62
Fabric Mills 4540 $32460 $15.60
Other Textile Product Mills 1890 $33970 $16.33
Chemical Manufacturing 1550 $36140 $17.38
Employment Services 580 $40380 $19.42
Plastics Product Manufacturing 110 $32020 $15.39
Apparel Knitting Mills 100 $30000 $14.42
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 $43870 $21.09
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 50 $29860 $14.36

What is the work day like

Working hours

Less than 40 hours
10%

40 hours
67%

More than 40 hours
23%

Working schedule

93%

7%

0%

Email

How often do you use email in this job?

Once a week
0%

Every day
7%

Telephone

How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

Once a week
6%

Every day
0%

Group discussions

How often do you have group discussions in this job?

Once a week
10%

Every day
57%

Public speaking

How often does this job require you to do public speaking?

Never
65%

Once a year
16%

Once a month
15%

Once a week
0%

Every day
4%

Level of competition

How much competitive pressure is in this job?

Not competitive at all
32%

Slightly competitive
10%

Moderately competitive
43%

Highly competitive
14%

Extremely competitive
1%

What is the work environment like

Office-style environment

Indoors in an environmentally controlled condition

Never
27%

Once a year or more
16%

Once a month or more
0%

Once a week or more
7%

Every day
50%

Warehouse-style environment

Indoors in a non-controlled environmental condition such as a warehouse

Never
32%

Once a year or more
9%

Once a month or more
0%

Once a week or more
18%

Every day
40%

Outdoors

Outdoors exposed to all weather conditions

Never
91%

Once a year or more
0%

Once a month or more
9%

Once a week or more
0%

Every day
0%

Outdoors – Under Cover

Outdoors but under cover (e.g. structure with roof but no walls)

Never
91%

Once a year or more
9%

Once a month or more
0%

Once a week or more
0%

Every day
0%

How to become one

Difficulty to become one

Easy
You may need some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience. Most careers in this difficulty category usually don’t require a degree. However, you will need a few months of on-the-job training with experienced employees. Similar careers include Customer Service Representatives, Security Guards, and Bank Tellers.

Required level of education

What level of education do you need to perform the job?

Less than a High School Diploma
54%

High School Diploma or equivalent
46%

Post-Secondary Certificate
0%

Some College Courses
0%

Associate’s Degree or similar
0%

Bachelor’s Degree
0%

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
0%

Master’s Degree
0%

Post-Master’s Certificate
0%

First Professional Degree
0%

Doctoral Degree
0%

Post-Doctoral Training
0%

Relevant majors

No majors found

Relevant work experience

How much related work experience do you need to get hired for the job?

None
57%

1 month
3%

1 to 3 months
21%

3 to 6 months
19%

6 months to 1 year
0%

1 to 2 years
0%

2 to 4 years
0%

4 to 6 years
0%

6 to 8 years
0%

8 to 10 years
0%

Over 10 years
0%

On The Job Training

How much on the job training do you need to perform the job?

None or short demonstration
3%

1 month
43%

1 to 3 months
43%

3 to 6 months
11%

6 months to 1 year
0%

1 to 2 years
0%

2 to 4 years
0%

4 to 10 years
0%

Over 10 years
0%

Should you become one

Best personality type for this career

The Builder

People with this personality type likes practical and hands-on work. They prefer working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

The Builder
95%

People with The Builder personality type likes practical and hands-on work. They prefer working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery.


The Thinker
24%

People with The Thinker personality likes to work with ideas that require an extensive amount of thinking. They prefer work that requires them to solve problems mentally.


The Artist
14%

People with The Artist personality likes to work with designs and patterns. They prefer activities that require self-expression and prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules.


The Helper
14%

People with The Helper personality type likes to work with people and in teams. They prefer work that allows them to build relationships with others.


The Leader
29%

People with The Leader personality likes to start and work on projects. They also like leading people and making many decisions.


The Organizer
48%

People with The Organizer personality type likes to follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and details more than with ideas.


You can read more about these career personality types here.

People who are suitable for this job tend to like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

They also like following set procedures and routines. They like working with data and details more than with ideas.

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Work Values

Which values are the most important to a person’s satisfaction for this job?

Achievement
29%

You are someone who is results oriented. You prefer work that allows you to utilize your skills and abilities while at the same time giving you a sense of accomplishment.

Working Conditions
33%

You are someone who values job security, steady employment, and good working conditions. You also prefer work that keeps you busy all the time with something different to do every day.

Recognition
24%

You are someone who values job advancement and leadership roles. You prefer work that receives recognition for the work you do and jobs that are looked up to by others in the company and your community.

Relationships
43%

You are someone who likes to provide a service to others. You prefer a work environment where you can work with your co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

Support
62%

You are someone who values a company that stands behind their employees. You prefer a work environment where everyone is treated fairly and is being supported by the company.

Independence
38%

You are someone who likes to work on your own and make your own decisions. You prefer work that requires little supervision and are allowed to try out your own ideas.

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