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Braiding Machine Operator

Tend battery of machines that braid yarns.

What does a Braiding Machine Operator do?

Tends battery of machines that braid yarn into flat or tubular narrow fabrics: Creels machine according to work ticket and threads yarn through guides, tensions, braiding point, and tension rollers. Starts machine and laps end around takeup roll or places end into receiving can. Observes braiding to detect breaks in yarn and ties or glues broken yarn ends. Doffs full rolls or cans of braided material from machine. May braid jacket around articles, such as rope or wire. May tend yarn rewinding machine [YARN WINDER 681.685-154].