Job Definition

  • 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 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
  • 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

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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