Knitting Machine Operator

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

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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