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Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders - 51-6064.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Back Winder
  • Cable Operator
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing Operator (CIM Operator)
  • Drawing Operator
  • Line Operator
  • Spinner
  • Spinning Operator
  • Twister Operator
  • Winder Operator
  • Winder Tender

SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-6000 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
51-6060 Textile Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
51-6064.00 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Related Occupations


  • Adjust machine settings such as speed or tension to produce products that meet specifications.
  • Clean, oil, and lubricate machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oilcans, and grease guns.
  • Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
  • Inspect products to verify that they meet specifications and to determine whether machine adjustment is needed.
  • Install, level, and align machine components such as gears, chains, guides, dies, cutters, or needles to set up machinery for operation.
  • Measure bobbins periodically, using gauges, and turn screws to adjust tension if bobbins are not of specified size.
  • Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions.
  • Observe bobbins as they are winding and cut threads to remove loaded bobbins, using knives.
  • Observe operations to detect defects, malfunctions, or supply shortages.
  • Operate machines for test runs to verify adjustments and to obtain product samples.
  • Place bobbins on spindles and insert spindles into bobbin-winding machines.
  • Record production data such as numbers and types of bobbins wound.
  • Remove spindles from machines and bobbins from spindles.
  • Repair or replace worn or defective parts or components, using hand tools.
  • Replace depleted supply packages with full packages.
  • Start machines, monitor operation, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Stop machines when specified amount of products has been produced.
  • Study guides, samples, charts, and specification sheets, or confer with supervisors or engineering staff to determine setup requirements.
  • Tend machines that twist together two or more strands of yarn or insert additional twists into single strands of yarn to increase strength, smoothness, or uniformity of yarn.
  • Tend machines that wind wire onto bobbins, preparatory to formation of wire netting used in reinforcing sheet glass.
  • 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.
  • Tend spinning frames that draw out and twist roving or sliver into yarn.
  • Thread yarn, thread, or fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines.
  • Unwind lengths of yarn, thread, or twine from spools and wind onto bobbins.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean production equipment.
  • Conduct test runs of production equipment.
  • Cut fabrics.
  • Exchange information with colleagues.
  • Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
  • Inspect production equipment.
  • Inspect textile products.
  • Install mechanical components in production equipment.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Lubricate production equipment.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Operate textile cutting or production equipment.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Remove accessories, tools, or other parts from equipment.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
  • Repair production equipment or tools.
  • Replace worn equipment components.
  • Set equipment controls to meet cutting specifications.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Machinist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Machine Fixer (Textile)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Ball-Warper Tender
  • Balling-Machine Operator
  • Batting-Machine Operator
  • Beam-Warper Tender, Automatic
  • Beamer
  • Blocker
  • Bobbin Winder, Machine
  • Bobbin Winder, Sewing Machine
  • Bonding-Machine Setter
  • Box Tender
  • Braid-Pattern Setter
  • Calender-Wind-Up Tender
  • Carding-Machine Operator
  • Cloth Reeler
  • Cloth Winder
  • Cloth-Doubling-And-Winding-Machine Operator
  • Coiler
  • Covering-Machine Operator
  • Doubling-Machine Operator
  • Draw-Frame Tender
  • Draw-Machine Operator
  • Drawing-Frame Tender
  • Dresser Tender
  • Finisher-Card Tender
  • Fishing-Line-Winding-Machine Operator
  • Gill-Box Tender
  • Hooking-Machine Operator
  • Lace Winder
  • Long-Chain Beamer
  • Loom-Winder Tender
  • Machine Fixer
  • Paint-Roller Winder
  • Precise Winder
  • Quiller Operator
  • Quilling-Machine Operator, Automatic
  • Reeling-Machine Operator
  • Rolling-Machine Tender
  • Rope Maker, Machine
  • Rope-Laying-Machine Operator
  • Rope-Machine Setter
  • Rope-Maker, Ropewalk
  • Roving Winder, Fiberglass
  • Rug Setter, Axminster
  • Section Leader and Machine Setter
  • Section Leader and Machine Setter, Polishing
  • Selvage-Machine Operator
  • Singe Winder
  • Skein Winder
  • Skeiner
  • Sliver-Lap-Machine Tender
  • Slubber Tender
  • Speeder Tender
  • Spinner, Frame
  • Spinner, Mule
  • Spinning-Machine Tender
  • Spooling-Machine Operator
  • Staple-Processing-Machine Operator
  • Strand-Forming-Machine Operator
  • Take-Up Operator
  • Thread Winder, Automatic
  • Trimming-Machine Operator
  • Twister
  • Twister Tender
  • Twister Tender, Paper
  • Uptwister Tender
  • Utility Tender, Carding
  • Warp Spooler
  • Warper
  • Winder Operator, Automatic
  • Winding-Rack Operator
  • Yarn Winder
  • Yarn-Texturing-Machine Operator I