Operating machinery, be it a Forklift or a Sewing Machine, is a special talent.
Some "Zen" is involved that few posses.
If you have that "Zen" factor and find the right machine, you can rise to the top of your craft and enjoy that elusive dream,, "loving your job
I used to run an IBM 3890 36 pocket check sorter.
When everyone else was sorting 50,000 checks per day, I was sorting over 100,000.
I was really good at running a check sorter and I loved that job.
"Sometime between 1980 and about 1987
Best job I ever had,, even with the low pay. 3890 check sorter.