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.

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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.

    To become a Knitting Machine Operator