8152-Weaving and Knitting Machine Operators

Job Title: 

Weaving and Knitting Machine Operators

Job Description: 

Weaving and knitting machine operators set up, monitor and operate 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:

  • setting up and operating batteries of automatic, link-type knitting machines to knit garments of specified pattern and design
  • threading yarn, thread and fabric though guides, needles and rollers of machine 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 opening 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 of worn or defective needles and other components
  • cleaning, oiling and lubricating machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oil cans and/or grease guns
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Axminster weaver
Carpet weaving loom operator
Jacquard loom operator
Fringing machine operator

This unit group excludes

Sewing machine operator (8153)

Specific Occupations: 

Weaving machine operator

Knitting machine operator

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore