Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine
Set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers. Include slubber machine and drawing frame operators.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions. Start machines, monitor operation, and make adjustments as needed. Tend machines with multiple winding units that wind thread onto shuttle bobbins for use on sewing machines or other kinds of bobbins for sole-stitching, knitting, or weaving machinery. Inspect products to verify that they meet specifications and to determine whether machine adjustment is needed. Tend machines that twist together two or more strands of yarn or insert additional twists into single strands of yarn to increase strength, smoothness, and/or uniformity of yarn. Replace depleted supply packages with full packages. Observe operations to detect defects, malfunctions, or supply shortages. Thread yarn, thread, and/or fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines. Operate machines for test runs to verify adjustments and to obtain product samples. Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed. Place bobbins on spindles and insert spindles into bobbin-winding machines.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $12.45   Entry $25,909.00
Mean $15.58   Mean $32,417.00
Experience $17.15 Experience $35,666.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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51-6064.00 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders