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Weaving and 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, industrial fabric, hosiery and knitted garments, or to quilt and embroider fabric.
Tasks include -
(a) setting up and operating batteries of automatic, link-type knitting machines to knit garments of specified pattern and design;
(b) threading yarn, thread and fabric through guides, needles and rollers of machines for weaving, knitting or other processing;
(c) tending automatic looms that simultaneously weave pile yarn, filling yarn and warp yarn material to produce carpets and rugs with various coloured designs;
(d) operating and monitoring looms on which yarn or twist is intersected and knotted at regular intervals to form mesh;
(e) operating and monitoring large automatic multi-needle machines to embroider material or to sew lengths of several layers of material to make yard goods, quilts or mattress coverings;
(f) tending circular knitting machines with automatic pattern controls that knit seamless hose;
(g) operating and monitoring knitting machines to knit hosiery to shape of foot and leg;
(h) operating and monitoring machines for knitting heels and toes of socks into ribs or tops cut from circular fabric;
(i) operating and monitoring machines which seam openings in toes of socks;
(j) operating and monitoring crochet machines to knit lace, trimming, etc. of desired patterns or design;
(k) examining looms to determine causes of loom stoppage, such as warp filling, harness breaks or mechanical defects;
(l) repairing or replacing worn or defective needles and other components;
(m) cleaning, oiling and lubricating machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oil cans and/or grease guns.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Carpet weaving machine operator
- Knitting machine operator
- Net production machine operator
- Weaving machine operator
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Carpet weaver - 7318
- Cloth weaver - 7318
- Knitter - 7318

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