Job Description

Ropemakers set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Operates track-mounted machine in ropewalk to lay rope-fiber strands into heavy line, such as marine hawser and towline: Lays strands on guide arms parallel to track.
  • Anchors ends of strands to stationary fixture at end of ropewalk.
  • Secures other end of strands in self-propelled machine at opposite end of ropewalk that lays strands into rope and coils rope onto reel as it moves along track.
  • Moves levers to start machine and to produce specified degree of hardness in rope.
  • Binds ends of finished rope to prevent raveling and removes full reel, using hoist.



1 Trans-Amadi Road, Port Harcourt.