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"Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operator and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate or tend machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles or synthetic or glass fibers.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operator and Tender"

1) Key in processing instructions to program electronic equipment.

2) Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions.

3) Perform machine maintenance, such as cleaning and oiling equipment; and repair or replace worn or defective parts.

4) Record production information such as fabric yardage processed, temperature readings, fabric tensions, and machine speeds.

5) Sew ends of cloth together, by hand or using machines, to form endless lengths of cloth to facilitate processing.

6) Weigh ingredients to be mixed together for use in textile processing.

7) Add dyes, water, detergents, or chemicals to tanks to dilute or strengthen solutions, according to established formulas and solution test results.

8) Adjust equipment controls to maintain specified heat, tension, and speed.

9) Creel machines with bobbins or twine.

 

 

11) Monitor factors such as temperatures and dye flow rates to ensure that they are within specified ranges.

12) Mount rolls of cloth on machines, using hoists, or place textile goods in machines or pieces of equipment.


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13) Observe display screens, control panels, equipment, and cloth entering or exiting processes to determine if equipment is operating correctly.

14) Prepare dyeing machines for production runs, and conduct test runs of machines to ensure their proper operation.

15) Ravel seams that connect cloth ends when processing is completed.

16) Remove dyed articles from tanks and machines for drying and further processing.

17) Soak specified textile products for designated times.

18) Start and control machines and equipment to wash, bleach, dye, or otherwise process and finish fabric, yarn, thread, and/or other textile goods.

19) Study guides, charts, and specification sheets, and confer with supervisors to determine machine setup requirements.

20) Test solutions used to process textile goods to detect variations from standards.

21) Thread ends of cloth or twine through specified sections of equipment prior to processing.

22) Confer with coworkers to get information about order details, processing plans, or problems that occur.

23) Inspect machinery to determine necessary adjustments and repairs.

24) Install, level, and align components such as gears, chains, dies, cutters, and needles.

Job Description for "Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operator and Tender" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-6061.00