Remove excess, entangled, or completed filaments from machines, using hand tools.
Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form filaments from synthetic materials such as rayon, fiberglass, or liquid polymers.
Load materials into extruding and forming machines, using hand tools, and adjust feed mechanisms to set feed rates.
Start metering pumps and observe operation of machines and equipment to ensure continuous flow of filaments extruded through spinnerettes and to detect processing defects.
Move controls to activate and adjust extruding and forming machines.
Record details of machine malfunctions.
Notify other workers of defects, and direct them to adjust extruding and forming machines.
Press buttons to stop machines when processes are complete or when malfunctions are detected.
Observe flow of finish across finish rollers, and turn valves to adjust flow to specifications.
Observe machine operations, control boards, and gauges to detect malfunctions such as clogged bushings and defective binder applicators.
Pass sliver strands through openings in floors to workers on floors below who wind slivers onto tubes.
Turn petcocks to adjust the flow of binding fluid to sleeves.