8152-Weaving and knitting machine operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Weaving and knitting machine operators
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Job Description: 
Weaving and knitting machine operators set up, operate and monitor weaving and knitting machines which process yarn or thread into woven, non-woven and knitted products such as cloth, lace, carpets, rope, industrial fabric, hosiery and knitted garments or to quilt and embroider fabric

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) setting up and operating batteries of automatic, link-type knitting machines to knit garments of specified pattern and design
  • (b) threading yarn, thread, and fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines for weaving, knitting, or other processing
  • (c) tending automatic looms that simultaneously weave pile yarn, filling yarn, and warp yarn material to produce carpets and rugs with various coloured designs
  • (d) operating and monitoring loom on which yarn or twist is intersected and knotted at regular intervals to form mesh
  • (e) operating and monitoring large automatic multi-needle machines to embroider material or to sew lengths of several layers of material to make yard goods, quilts or mattress coverings
  • (f) tending circular knitting machines with automatic pattern controls that knit seamless hose
  • (g) operating and monitoring knitting machines to knit hosiery to shape of foot and leg
  • (h) operating and monitoring machine for knitting heel and toes of socks into ribs or tops cut from circular fabric
  • (i) operating and monitoring machine which seams openings in toes of socks
  • (j) operating and monitoring crocheter machine to knit lace, trimming etc. of desired pattern or design
  • (k) examining looms to determine causes of loom stoppage, such as warp filling, harness breaks, or mechanical defects
  • (l) repairing or replacing worn or defective needles and other components
  • (m) cleaning, oiling, and lubricating machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oil cans, and/or grease guns.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Knitting machine operator
- Net production machine operator
- Weaving machine operator
- Weaving/carpets machine operator


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Knitter - 7318
- Carpet weaver - 7318
- Cloth weaver - 7318

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