Manufacture weft knitted fabrics


Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture weft knitting fabrics.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Manufacture weft knitted fabrics is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Knitting textile technician: Knitting textile technicians perform operations related to setting up knitting processes. They may work in weft or warp knitting factories, using digital information technology (CAD) for patterning. They work in cooperation with the physical laboratory technicians in order to ensure error free knitted fabrics. They are responsible for highest productivity rates.
Textile machinery technician: Textile machinery technicians set up, maintain, inspect and repair mechanical and computer-controlled machinery used in textile manufacturing such as weaving, dyeing and finishing machines.
Knitting machine operator: Knitting machine operators set up, operate and monitor knitting machines. They work with specialised machinery, techniques and materials to process threads of yarn into knitted products such as clothing, carpets or rope. They maintain and repair knitting machinery and ensure operations run without problems.
Knitting machine supervisor: Knitter supervisors supervise the knitting process of a group of machines, monitoring fabric quality and knitting conditions. They inspect knitting machines after set up, start up and during production to ensure that the product being knit meets specifications and quality standards.

Optional skill

Manufacture weft knitted fabrics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Textile operations manager: Textile operations managers schedule orders and delivery times in order to assure the efficient flow of the production system.
Glove maker: Glove makers design and manufacture technical, sport or fashion gloves.
Textile quality inspector: Textile quality inspectors ensure that the manufactured of textile products is compliant with predetermined specifications.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022