1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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7212-17 Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator

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

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • pours dyes or finishing chemicals into machines, and sets thermostats and other controls
  • loads material into dyeing drums or other machines, and starts machines
  • examines samples of material to detect variations from required colours or processing standards
  • performs treatment processes such as mercerising, shrinking, waterproofing, napping and texturing
  • adjusts flow of water, chemical solutions and steam
  • drains solutions from machines at the end of dyeing or finishing cycle and removes materials
  • undertakes quality control procedures
  • may measure and mix ingredients for solutions or dyes
  • may maintain production records

Textile Dyer
Textile Finisher

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