1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Knitting Machine Operator
      Textile Knitter

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

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:
  • installs spools on knitting machines and ties ends of yarn to strands in the machines, or threads yarn using guides
  • starts machines and laps ends of knitted goods around take-up rollers
  • observes knitting to detect breaks in yarn or defects in knitting
  • ties broken yarn ends and replaces empty yarn packages
  • notifies textile mechanics of machine defects
  • cuts knitted fabrics with scissors and removes rolls of cloth from machines
  • undertakes quality control procedures
  • maintains production records
  • may oil and clean machines and carry out minor maintenance

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