• Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 28,360
    $21,460 range bar $35,990
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles or that draw out and combine sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers.

What do they typically do

  • Tend machines that twist together two or more strands of yarn or insert additional twists into single strands of yarn
  • Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions
  • Thread yarn, thread, or fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines
  • Inspect products to make sure that they meet specifications and to determine whether machine adjustment is needed
  • Replace empty supply packages with full packages
  • Tend machines with multiple winding units that wind thread onto shuttle bobbins for use on sewing machines or other kinds of bobbins
  • Observe operations to detect defects, malfunctions, or supply shortages
  • Start machines, monitor operation, and make adjustments as needed

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -2.0%
Job Opening 503

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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