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"Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles.

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

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender"

1) Adjust machine heating mechanisms, tensions, and speeds to produce specified products.

2) Inspect products to ensure that specifications are met and to determine if machines need adjustment.

3) Install, level, and align machine components such as gears, chains, guides, dies, cutters, and/or needles to set up machinery for operation.

4) Observe woven cloth to detect weaving defects.

5) Operate machines for test runs to verify adjustments and to obtain product samples.

6) Set up, or set up and operate textile machines that perform textile processing and manufacturing operations such as winding, twisting, knitting, weaving, bonding, and/or stretching.

7) Start machines, monitor operations, and make adjustments as needed.

8) Stop machines when specified amounts of product have been produced.

9) Study guides, loom patterns, samples, charts, and/or specification sheets, or confer with supervisors or engineering staff to determine setup requirements.

 

 

11) Clean, oil, and lubricate machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oil cans, and/or grease guns.

12) Confer with co-workers to obtain information about orders, processes, or problems.


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13) Examine looms to determine causes of loom stoppage, such as warp filling, harness breaks, or mechanical defects.

14) Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.

15) Notify supervisors or repair staff of mechanical malfunctions.

16) Program electronic equipment.

17) Record information about work completed and machine settings.

18) Remove defects in cloth by cutting and pulling out filling.

19) Repair or replace worn or defective needles and other components, using hand tools.

20) Wash and blend wool, yarn, or cloth.

Job Description for "Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setter, 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:  51-6063.00