Machine Operator


Position: Machine Operator

Summary: The Machine Operator performs production steps associated with operating twisting, winding, and/or braiding machines unassisted.

Reports to: Rope Production Supervisor


  • Ability to lift 70 lbs. repeatedly.
  • Majority of tasks are done standing.
  • Ability to climb, stoop, and work overhead.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Full finger and hand dexterity.
  • Ability to follow detailed operating directions.
  • Attention to detail and craftsmanship.


  • Always adheres to Yale safety policies.
  • Performs general housekeeping.
  • Oils and lubricates machines according to preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Operates all twisting, winding, and braiding machines.
  • Ability to correct production problems with machinery.
  • Maintains paperwork as it relates to inventory, production, and scheduling.
  • Performs quality control functions by inspecting, identifying and reporting variances in yarn quality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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