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

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Back Winder, Cable Operator, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Operator (CIM Operator), Drawing Machine Operator, Drawing Operator, Drawing Tender, Line Operator, Spinner, Spinning Frame Tender, Spinning Operator, Twister, Twister Operator, Twister Tender, Twisting Operator, Warping Machine Operator, Winder, Winder Operator, Winder Tender, Yarn Utility Operator, Yarn Winder

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is projected to Decline 21 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -21.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #20 in job growth rate
  • 110

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #5 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (3.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.4%)
  • Associate's degree (5.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (15.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (45%)
  • Less than high school diploma (27.2%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operations Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Reaction Time - The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Cut fabrics.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
  • Inspect production equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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