Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator

Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operators operate machines to convert raw textile fibres into continuous untwisted and twisted strands of yarn, for use in clothing, carpets, curtains and other fabrics.

Overview

Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operators operate machines to convert raw textile fibres into continuous untwisted and twisted strands of yarn, for use in clothing, carpets, curtains and other fabrics.

Day-to-day

  • prepares machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
  • sets and operates controls used to regulate processing operations
  • starts machines and monitors operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
  • threads loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms
  • positions and feeds machines with fibre packages
  • repairs broken yarns by tying and splicing ends
  • examines finished products for defects and variations, reports faults in machines, and carries out quality control procedures.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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