Chinchilla Machine Operator

Tend machines that curl piles of fabric to simulate natural fur.

What does a Chinchilla Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that curls pile of fabric to simulate natural fur: Positions truck of cloth at feed-end of machine. Sews cloth to leader in machine, using portable sewing machine. Turns knob to raise or lower curling brushes according to depth of pile. Straightens cloth to remove wrinkles before cloth passes under rotating brushes. Feels curled pile to detect knotting of fibers caused by brushes being out of adjustment. Notifies supervisor when knots are found. Cleans accumulated fibers from brushes, using hook. Ravels seam to separate roll at end of piece. Pulls or lifts roll onto truck. May replace defective brushes, using handtools.