Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Knitter, Knitting Machine Operator, Loom Fixer, Tufting Machine Operator, Warp Knit Operator, Weaver, Winder Operator

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is projected to Decline 19 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -19%

    Percent Change

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  • 1,800

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (2.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (2.7%)
  • Associate's degree (8%)
  • Some college, no degree (14.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (43.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (29.3%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Cut fabrics.
  • Inspect textile products.
  • Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
  • Inspect production equipment.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Operate textile cutting or production equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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