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Overview

Knitting Machine Operators operate machines to knit fabrics, garment parts and other articles from yarns such as cotton, wool, nylon and rayon.

Day-to-day

  • prepares machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
  • sets and operates controls used to regulate processing operations
  • starts machines and monitors operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
  • threads loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms
  • positions and feeds machines with fibre packages
  • repairs broken yarns by tying and splicing ends
  • examines finished products for defects and variations, reporting faults in machines, and carries out quality control procedures.

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