Profession knitting machine operator
Knitting machine operators set up, operate and monitor knitting machines. They work with specialised machinery, techniques and materials to process threads of yarn into knitted products such as clothing, carpets or rope. They maintain and repair knitting machinery and ensure operations run without problems.
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- Textile industry machinery products
The offered textile industry machinery products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Types of textile fibres
The variety of textile fibres both natural such as wool and hemp and man-made or synthetic fibers.
- Textile materials
Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.
- Knitting machine technology
Manufacturing technologies which use loop forming techniques to convert yarns into fabrics in order to form knitted fabrics.
- Textile products, textile semi-finished products and raw materials
The offered textile products, textile semi-finished products and raw materials, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Textile technologies
Textile technologies to design, manufacture and evaluate the properties of textiles.
- Textile measurement
Textile measurement units, such as mommes, thread count (the degree of coarseness of a fabric), picks per inch (PPI) and ends per inch (EPI).
- Textile industry
Major textile manufacturers on the market of various brands and materials.
- Textile techniques
Have a thorough understanding of textile processing techniques.
- Fabric types
Woven, non-woven, knitted fabrics and netting fabrics, technical fabrics such as Gore-Tex and Gannex.
- Maintain equipment
Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
- Work in textile manufacturing teams
Work harmoniously with colleagues in teams in the textile and clothing manufacturing industries.
- Cut textiles
Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.
- Control textile process
Plan and monitor textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.
- Set-up weft knitting machines
Prepare weft knitting machines. Activities related to preparing for weft knitting process, knitting to specification and keeping the work area clean and safe.
- Manufacture weft knitted fabrics
Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture weft knitting fabrics.
- Manufacture knitted textiles
Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture knitted products keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.
- Ensure equipment availability
Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.
- Maintain work standards
Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.
- Tend knitting machine
Operate knitting machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.