Quiller Operator

Tend quillers that wind strands of yarn from ball warps onto bobbins.

What does a Quiller Operator do?

Tends quiller that winds strands of yarn from ball warps onto bobbins or quills after bleaching, mercerizing, or dyeing: Divides new warp into sections to facilitate handling, using twisting hook or ring to hold yarn parallel. Twists each new strand to preceding strand in machine with fingers to draw yarn through reed and guides without rethreading. Starts machine and depresses pedal board to control winding speed. Feels warp for tangles and observes yarn for breaks. Stops machine to straighten warp, remove lease strings, or thread broken ends through reed and guides. Doffs bobbins or quills from spindles and replaces with empties. Brushes dust and lint from machine and oils spindle bearings.