Profession knitting machine operator
Knitting machine operators set up, operate and monitor weaving and knitting machines which process yarn or thread into woven, non-woven and knitted products such as cloth, lace, carpets, rope, industrial fabric, hosiery and knitted garments or to quilt and embroider fabric.
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- Realistic / Conventional
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- 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.
- Fabric types
Woven, non-woven, knitted fabrics and netting fabrics, technical fabrics such as Gore-Tex and Gannex.
- 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 industry machinery products
The offered textile industry machinery products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Textile techniques
Have a thorough understanding of textile processing techniques.
- 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 technologies
Textile technologies to design, manufacture and evaluate the properties of textiles.
- Textile industry
Major textile manufacturers on the market of various brands and materials.
- Types of textile fibres
The variety of textile fibres both natural such as wool and hemp and man-made or synthetic fibers.
- Manufacture weft knitted fabrics
Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture weft knitting fabrics.
- Control textile process
Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.
- 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.
- Manufacture knitted textiles
Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture knitted products keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.
- Work in textile manufacturing teams
Work harmoniously with colleagues in teams in the textile and clothing manufacturing industries.
- Tend knitting machine
Operate knitting machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.
- Cut textiles
Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.
- 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.
- Maintain equipment
Regularly inspect and perform all required activities to maintain the equipment in functional order prior or after its use.
Optional knowledge and skillsproduce textile designs draw sketches to develop textile articles evaluate textile characteristics manufacture fur products create patterns for textile products manufacturing of fur products manufacture textile floor coverings design warp knit fabrics use warp knitting technologies properties of fabrics produce textile samples modify textile designs manufacture braided products
Common job titles
- 3rd shift knitting machine operator
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