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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      Weaving Machine Operator
      Loom Operator

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

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:
  • sets up and inspects looms for broken strands
  • checks position of lengthwise yarn beams or spools
  • threads loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms
  • checks dimensions and starts looms
  • repairs breaks in yarn by tying or splicing ends
  • checks for and repairs faults in weave
  • carries out quality control procedures
  • replaces empty shuttles
  • reports mechanical and weaving faults to textile mechanics
  • maintains production records

Carpet Weaver

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