8152-Weaving and knitting machine operators

Job Title: 

Weaving and knitting machine operators

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


Tasks include

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

Stripper, bobbin/ / Tufter, carpet weaving/ Setter, knitting-machine, loom (lace machine)

Bander (textile)/Beamer (cotton/silk/jute)/ Beainer, assistant

Cutter/ lacer ( jacquard card/ Stocking ribber)/ Bobbin man

Threader (loom/ overlocker/ Warper (machine)/beam

Machine-operator( cloth production/ drawing-in (textile weaving)/ threading (loom)/ warping (beam (textile weaving)/ copy (pattern cards)/ fringing/ net production/(knitting link (garment/hosiery))/ embroidery/ crocheting/ button hole/ (weaving (fabrics)/ (jacquard)/ (laces)/ lacer (production/ jacquard card/ carpet production)

Foreman (warping/ knitting)/Fixer,loom

Operator, loom (carpet weaving)/ lace production)

Weaver, Power loom( juite/silk/ wool/ cotton)/ Fibre-preparing, spinning and winding machine operators,n.e.c.

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2387