Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Up to and including 1 month
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 299
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 25.00 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up production equipment or machinery
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust textile, fabric, or garment related equipment or machinery
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Cut fabric or leather material
Smooth garments or fabric with irons, presses, or steamers
Repair tears or defects in fabrics, garments, or leather products

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Replace worn equipment components
Clean textile, fabric, or garment related tools, equipment, or machinery
Clean production equipment
Repair production equipment or tools
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Lubricate production equipment

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect textile products
Inspect textile, apparel, or furnishing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing machinery and equipment
Inspect production equipment
Perform textile, fabric, or garment processing related safety inspection
Conduct test runs of production equipment


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Machining
Supervisory Skills
Product Sales
Description and Demonstration of Products
Retail Sales
Customer Contact



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