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.
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.