TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS – UNIT GROUP 7117

General Description

TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS operate machines to process raw hides and skins, raw textile fibres, and dye, weave and knit fibres for use in textile and footwear production.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3、4

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Task Information

  • preparing machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
  • setting and operating controls used to regulate processing operations
  • starting machines and monitoring operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
  • loading drums with hides and skins, textiles, and dyeing and tanning solutions
  • cutting and machining leather and synthetic shoe uppers, and making shoes using moulded and cement construction techniques
  • threading loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms
  • positioning and feeding machines with fibre packages
  • repairing broken yarns by tying and splicing ends
  • examining finished products for defects and variations, reporting faults in machines, and carrying out quality control procedures

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)711711 FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates machines to manufacture ready-to-wear footwear.

Specialisations: Shoemaking Cutter、Shoemaking Finisher

(2)711712 HIDE AND SKIN PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATOR

Alternative Title: Leather Production Machine Operator
Operates machines to convert raw hides and skins into finished leather for use in clothing, footwear and upholstery.

Specialisations: Fellmongering Machine Operator、Hide and Skin Fleshing Machine Operator、Sammying Machine Operator、Tanner

(3)711713 KNITTING MACHINE OPERATOR

Alternative Title: Textile Knitter
Operates machines to knit fabrics, garment parts and other articles from yarns such as cotton, wool, nylon and rayon.

Specialisations: Flat Bed Knitter、Warp Knitter

(4)711714 TEXTILE DYEING AND FINISHING MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates machines to bleach, dye and finish knitted garments such as hosiery and woollen garments.

Specialisations: Textile Dyer、Textile Finisher

(5)711715 WEAVING MACHINE OPERATOR

Alternative Title: Loom Operator
Operates looms to weave yarn into cloth, carpet and other fabrics.

Specialisations: Beamer、Carpet Weaver

(6)711716 YARN CARDING AND SPINNING MACHINE OPERATOR
Operates machines to convert raw textile fibres into continuous untwisted and twisted strands of yarn for use in clothing, carpets, curtains and other fabrics.

Specialisations: Cotton Ginner、Gill Box Operator、Yarn Comber、Yarn Texture Machine Operator

(7)711799 TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS NEC
This occupation group covers Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators not elsewhere classified.

Occupations in this group include: Feltmaker、Net Maker、Rope Making Machine Operator、Tufting Machine Operator

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