Glove maker

Description

Glove makers design and manufacture technical, sport or fashion gloves.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to glove maker:

glove manufacturers
industrial leather gloves manufacturer
sports glove manufacturer
glove manufacturer

Minimum qualifications

No formal educational credential is generally required to work as a glove maker.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Glove maker is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Glove maker career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to glove maker.

milliner
embroiderer
embroidery machine operator
sewing machinist
sewing machine operator

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of glove maker. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of glove maker with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

textile operations manager
clothing process control technician
textile sourcing merchandiser
textile process controller
textile quality technician

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of glove maker.

  • Apparel manufacturing technology: Traditional and advanced apparel manufacturing technologies. Technologies including processes, machinery, etc. in order to compile and design pattern requirements, contribute to product costing and finalise assembly sequence and quality assurance criteria.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of glove maker.

  • Manufacture wearing apparel products: Manufacture either mass-product or bespoke wearing apparels of various types, assembling and joining together wearing apparel components using processes such as sewing, gluing, bonding. Assemble wearing apparel components using stitches, seams such as collars, sleeves, top fronts, top backs, pockets.
  • Distinguish accessories: Distinguish accessories in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate accessories based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.
  • Distinguish fabrics: Distinguish fabrics in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate fabrics based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.
  • Sew pieces of fabric: Operate basic or specialised sewing machines whether domestic or industrial ones, sewing pieces of fabric, vinyl or leather in order to manufacture or repair wearing apparels, making sure the threads are selected according to specifications.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of glove maker. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Knitting machine technology: Manufacturing technologies which use loop forming techniques to convert yarns into fabrics in order to form knitted fabrics.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of glove maker. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Use textile technique for hand-made products: Using textile technique to produce hand-made products, such as carpets, tapestry, embroidery, lace, silk screen printing, wearing apparel, etc.
  • Manufacture knitted textiles: Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture knitted products keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.
  • Decorate textile articles: Decorate wearing apparels and made up textile articles by hand or using machines. Decorate textile articles with ornaments, braided cords, golden yarns, soutaches, jewellery, and cristals.
  • Set-up weft knitting machines: Prepare weft knitting machines. Activities related to preparing for weft knitting process, knitting to specification and keeping the work area clean and safe.
  • Use warp knitting technologies: Use warp knitting machine technologies that enable the formation of fabrics. Able to set machines for warp knitting, colour and pattern for monitoring and controlling the warp knitting process on electronic automatic warp knitting machines equipped with multifunction microprocessor and software.
  • Design warp knit fabrics: Developing structural and colour effects in warp knitted fabrics by using the warp knitting technique.
  • Manufacture weft knitted fabrics: Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture weft knitting fabrics.

ISCO group and title

7533 – Sewing, embroidery and related workers


References
  1. Glove maker – ESCO
Last updated on October 19, 2022

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