Textile Machine Operators


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Textile Machine Operators

Textile Machine Operators - Preparation

To work as a textile machine operator, you typically need to:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
  • complete on-the-job training.

Education after high school

No formal education beyond high school is required for this occupation.

On-the-job training

Textile machine operators learn their skills on the job from an experienced worker. At first, you learn basic skills. As you become more experienced, you learn how to set up, operate, and maintain machines. The length of training varies by the type of machine you operate. Most operators receive up to one year of training.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.