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

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

  • Maintain equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

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

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Manufacture staple yarns

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain work standards

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

  • Monitor machine operations

    Observe machine operations and evaluate product quality thereby ensuring conformity to standards.

  • Tend spinning machines

    Operate spinning machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Set up machine controls

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

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Ensure health and safety in manufacturing

    Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.

  • Cut filament

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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