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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 7117 TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS


    TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS operate machines to process raw hides and skins, raw textile fibres, and dye, weave and knit fibres for use in textile and footwear production.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • preparing machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
    • setting and operating controls used to regulate processing operations
    • starting machines and monitoring operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
    • loading drums with hides and skins, textiles, and dyeing and tanning solutions
    • cutting and machining leather and synthetic shoe uppers, and making shoes using moulded and cement construction techniques
    • threading loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms
    • positioning and feeding machines with fibre packages
    • repairing broken yarns by tying and splicing ends
    • examining finished products for defects and variations, reporting faults in machines, and carrying out quality control procedures

    Occupations:
      711711 Footwear Production Machine Operator
      711712 Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator
      711713 Knitting Machine Operator
      711714 Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator
      711715 Weaving Machine Operator
      711716 Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator
      711799 Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators nec

711711 FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATOR

    Operates machines to manufacture ready-to-wear footwear.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Shoemaking Cutter
      Shoemaking Finisher

711712 HIDE AND SKIN PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATOR

    Alternative Title:
      Leather Production Machine Operator

    Operates machines to convert raw hides and skins into finished leather for use in clothing, footwear and upholstery.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Fellmongering Machine Operator
      Hide and Skin Fleshing Machine Operator
      Sammying Machine Operator
      Tanner

711713 KNITTING MACHINE OPERATOR

    Alternative Title:
      Textile Knitter

    Operates machines to knit fabrics, garment parts and other articles from yarns such as cotton, wool, nylon and rayon.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Flat Bed Knitter
      Warp Knitter

711714 TEXTILE DYEING AND FINISHING MACHINE OPERATOR

    Operates machines to bleach, dye and finish knitted garments such as hosiery and woollen garments.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Textile Dyer
      Textile Finisher

711715 WEAVING MACHINE OPERATOR

    Alternative Title:
      Loom Operator

    Operates looms to weave yarn into cloth, carpet and other fabrics.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Beamer
      Carpet Weaver

711716 YARN CARDING AND SPINNING MACHINE OPERATOR

    Operates machines to convert raw textile fibres into continuous untwisted and twisted strands of yarn for use in clothing, carpets, curtains and other fabrics.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Cotton Ginner
      Gill Box Operator
      Yarn Comber
      Yarn Texture Machine Operator

711799 TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS NEC

    This occupation group covers Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 4

    Occupations in this group include:

      Feltmaker
      Net Maker
      Rope Making Machine Operator
      Tufting Machine Operator


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