Sets up, operates, or tends machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Removes defects in cloth by cutting and pulling out filling.
- Inspects products to ensure that specifications are met and to determine if machines need adjustment.
- Observes woven cloth to detect weaving defects.
- Threads yarn, thread, and fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines for weaving, knitting, or other processing.
- Examines looms to determine causes of loom stoppage, such as warp filling, harness breaks, or mechanical defects.
- Notifies supervisors or repair staff of mechanical malfunctions.
- Sets up, or sets up and operate textile machines that perform textile processing and manufacturing operations such as winding, twisting, knitting, weaving, bonding, or stretching.
- Starts machines, monitors operations, and makes adjustments as needed.
- Inspects machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
- Records information about work completed and machine settings.