Picking Machine Operator

Tend picking machines that open or shred and fluff raw or used materials.

What does a Picking Machine Operator do?

Tends picking machine that opens or shreds and fluffs raw or used materials, such as wool, kapok, foam rubber, or hair to facilitate further processing: Cuts open bales of raw materials. Starts machine and deposits handfuls of raw material on feeding apron that conveys material into picking or shredding rollers. Observes machine to detect clogged rollers. Stops machine, and strips fiber from rollers, using knife, scissors, or hands. May spray raw material with oil emulsion. May be designated according to material processed as Hair-Picking-Machine Operator; Tow-Picker Operator; Wool-Picker Operator.