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Take Up Operator Salary
in Houston, Texas

$40,841 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Take Up Operator is $40,841 a year and $20 an hour in Houston, Texas, United States. The average salary range for a Take Up Operator is between $30,538 and $49,401. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Houston, Texas.

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Job Summary

  • Operates machine that applies finish to and winds up newly extruded polyester fibers onto takeup bobbins.
  • Turns valves on vacuum lines to activate aspirators that break and suck up yarn ends during doffing process.
  • Grasps yarn lines at each bobbin position to gather and guide moving yarn to aspirator.
  • Pushes filled bobbins of yarn away from bobbin drive rollers on takeup machine to stop spinning takeup bobbins.
  • Lifts filled bobbins from machine and places bobbins on cart.
  • Places empty bobbins on bobbin shafts of takeup machine.
  • Pushes bobbin shafts with empty bobbins next to spinning drive rollers to power rotation of bobbins preparatory to takeup of yarn on bobbins.
  • Pulls specified lines of yarn down from aspirator over rollers on takeup unit that guide and advance newly extruded yarn and throws yarn ends down against empty, spinning bobbins to takeup lines of bobbins.
  • Separates yarn ends along specified guide notches of machine to facilitate takeup of yarn on separate bobbins.
  • Aligns yarn taken up on bobbin, using wire brush.
Take Up Operator Job Prevalence in Houston, Texas, United States

Job family: Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 73,530

Estimated population of Take Up Operator jobs: 684

Rate of error: 2.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Houston, Texas

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Description: Houston ( (listen) HEW-stən) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2018 population of 2,325,502. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 6,997,384 in 2018.Comprising a total area...

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