Profession weaving machine operator

Weaving 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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Types of textile fibres

    The variety of textile fibres both natural such as wool and hemp and man-made or synthetic fibers.

  • Health and safety in the textile industry

    The requirements, rules and applications of health and safety measures in the textile industry.

Skills

  • Control textile process

    Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.

  • Maintain work standards

    Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.

  • Evaluate textile characteristics

    Evaluate textiles and their properties in order to manufacture products in conformity with specifications.

  • Use weaving machine technologies

    Operate machines that enable weaving processes turning threads into fabrics. Setup weaving machine programmes for the machine to produce fabrics with the adequate pattern, colour and fabric density.

  • Manufacture textile floor coverings

    Produce textile floor coverings by tending machines, sewing parts, and applying finishing touches to products such as carpets, rugs, and made up textile floor covering articles.

  • Manufacture woven fabrics

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture woven fabrics.

  • Work in textile manufacturing teams

    Work harmoniously with colleagues in teams in the textile and clothing manufacturing industries.

  • Tend weaving machines

    Operate weaving machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

Optional knowledge and skills

textile industry machinery products produce textile samples maintain technical equipment properties of fabrics electrical machines textile technologies textile industry textile techniques maintain machinery produce textile designs check quality of products in textile production line textile measurement sort textile items textile materials arrange equipment repairs

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  • Custom fabricator/belt fabrication machine operator
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  • Mill worker
  • General labor