Bale Tie Machine Operator

Operate wirecutting and straightening machines to form wire ties.

What does a Bale Tie Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates wirecutting and straightening machine, equipped with forming attachment, to form wire ties for tying bales of paper, hay, or other material: Adjusts driving and straightening rollers, forming attachment, and jaws of holding device, using handtools. Turns crank to adjust feed of driving rollers for specified length of bale tie. Inserts wire between driving and straightening rollers and starts machine that automatically cuts, forms, and ejects specified number of bale ties in bundle onto rack for wrapping. Wraps bundle by hand or uses machine wrapping device. May set counter that records number of ties formed. May stack finished ties in storage area.