Profession spinning machine operator

Spinning machine operators produce yarns, twists, and other fibres by tending spinning, twisting, winding, and reeling machines. They handle raw materials, prepare them for spinning processes, and use machinery for the purpose. They also perform routine maintenance of the machinery.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of thread

    Types of thread, such as unified thread, metric thread, square thread, ACME thread, buttress thread and their qualities and applications. 

Skills

  • Manufacture staple yarns

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture staple fiber yarns.

  • Measure yarn count

    Be able to measure yarn length and mass to assess fineness of roving, sliver and yarn in different measuring systems.Also able to convert into the various numbering system such as tex, Nm, Ne, denier, etc.

  • Set up machine controls

    Set up or adjust machine controls to regulate conditions such as material flow, temperature, or pressure.

  • Maintain work standards

    Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.

  • Cut filament

    After the filament workpiece has been wound, cut the filament to release the workpiece.

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

  • Monitor machine operations

    Observing machine operations and evaluating product quality thereby ensuring conformity to standards.

  • Maintain equipment

    Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.

  • Set the operation speed of manufacturing machines

    Define the adequate speed at which a manufacturing machine should operate in order to provide the required output in manufacturing processes.

  • Ensure health and safety in manufacturing

    Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.

  • Tend spinning machines

    Operate spinning machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Adjust filament tension

    Adjust the tension of the filament to be wound. Make sure the filament is not so lax as to produce unevenness in the workpiece, or so tight as to introduces deformations in the filament or lower the filament ratio to unacceptably low levels.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

Optional knowledge and skills

shearing of wool mechanics wrap yarn around bobbins staple spinning machine technology use precision tools textile technologies convert textile fibres into sliver work in textile manufacturing teams conduct textile testing operations test physical properties of textiles finish processing of man-made fibres evaluate textile characteristics process man-made fibres covert slivers into thread

Common job titles

  • Grader operator
  • Tapper machine operator
  • Spinning operator
  • Machine operator
  • Open end spinning operator
  • Graveyard yarn operator
  • Construction- foreman, carpenters, machine operators, and laborers needed
  • Production worker (yarn) $15.45/hour + benefits
  • General maint. worker - 2nd shift
  • Production operator