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Axminster Rug Setter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate machine to wind yarn from short spools onto longer spools in specified color arrangement to prepare yarn for weaving into rugs
  • Position spools of yarn on creel as specified by pattern chart
  • Thread ends of yarn through reeds, tension devices and guides, as specified by pattern chart
  • Adjust tension on thread
  • Clamp ends to takeup long spool
  • Start machine and observes winding for yarn tangles breaks
  • Stop machine when specified amount of yarn has been wound, cuts yarn with cutting blade, places clamp onto spool to hold yarn in place, and replaces spool with empty one
  • May be designated according to machine for which yarn is prepared as Rug Setter, Six-Quarter Machine carpet and rug , Rug Setter, Three-Quarter Machine carpet rug
  • May operate machine to wind yarn onto loom beams and be designated Rug Setter, Velvet carpet rug .

Axminster Weaver Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend automatic looms simultaneously that weave pile yarn, filling yarn, and warp yarn material to produce carpets rugs with various colored designs
  • Start previously set up loom and observes weaving to detect breaks in yarn weaving defects
  • Stop loom, pieces up broken ends and removes filling yarn back to point where defect begins to correct imperfections
  • Pull lever to actuate endless chain that moves spools of pile yarn into position for weaving.

Braided rug Maker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Make braided rugs by hand from strips of wool, cotton, or synthetic materials
  • Select strips in matching, contrasting, or blending colors interweaves three or more at time to form continuous braid
  • Lays braid on flat surface
  • Coil or bends it into shape, stitching edges together by hand
  • May cut material into strips sew ends together by hand or machine

Carpet Cutter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Cuts specified lengths from continuous roll of carpet, using power cut-off knife or long-handled cutting blade
  • May cut felt padding to specified lengths be designated Felt-Pad Cutter tex

Carpet Inspector Finished Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Examine finished carpeting for weaving or tufting defects, variations in color finish, soil, and uneven shearing
  • Pull carpeting from roll onto floor to facilitate inspection
  • Walk or crawls over carpeting, feeling scanning carpeting for defects
  • Repair weaving defects and cleans soiled areas or notifies Burler carpet rug, textile to make repairs
  • Mark finishing shearing defects with chalk
  • Notify respective departments of defects
  • Measure length of carpeting or pile height for conformance to specifications, using ruler tape measure
  • Record yardage on work ticket
  • Compare carpeting with standard swatches grades carpeting according to standards for various grades.

Carpet loom Fixer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up looms equipped with pile-wire mechanism to weave piled carpeting and repairs looms to make sure production conforms to quality standards, employing knowledge of weaving loom construction
  • Inspect loom of woven carpeting to define adjustments or repairs needed
  • Repair or replaces defective parts, using handtools precision instruments
  • Change gears on pile-wire mechanism to alter number of pile wires inserted into shed to correspond with number of picks per inch, following charts
  • Synchronize motion of pile wires with motion of lathe, using handtools.

Carpet Weaver Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate one or more looms equipped with pile-wire mechanism to weave carpeting
  • Move lever to open shed inserts specified number of pile wires through shed in sequence to produce pile
  • Force cop of filling into shuttle, using mallet and inserts shuttle into loom
  • Place wax in holder to lubricate pile wires as wires enter are withdrawn from shed
  • Start loom observes weaving to detect exhausted filling packages, mispicks, and irregular cutting of pile
  • Replace exhausted filling, inserts pile wires into missed loops, and replaces dull cutting blades
  • May be designated according to type of carpet woven as Velvet Weaver carpet rug .

Carpet Weaver Jacquard Loom Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate one or more Jacquard looms equipped with pile-wire mechanism to weave carpeting of intricate design
  • Move lever to open shed and inserts specified number of pile wires through shed in sequence to produce pile
  • Force cop of filling into shuttle, using mallet and inserts shuttle into loom
  • Place wax in holder to lubricate pile wires as wires enter are withdrawn from shed
  • Start loom observes weaving to detect exhausted filling packages, mispicks, and irregular cutting of pile
  • Replace exhausted filling, inserts pile wires into missed loops, and replaces dull cutting blades
  • Pull out filling to remove defects in carpeting
  • Pull cord to reverse pattern chain card cylinder so that weaving will resume at place where defect occurred to maintain pattern continuity
  • Notify Card Changer, Jacquard Loom textile as pattern cards become worn or damaged
  • May be designated according to type of carpeting woven as Wilton Weaver carpet rug .

Carver Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Guide cutting head of powered clipper over surface of hooked tufted rugs to cut nap to uniform length or to cut design into rug, following guidelines
  • Measure depth of cut, using ruler
  • May vacuum rug to remove cut yarn
  • May comb pile to raise uncut loops, using steel-toothed comb, and cut loops, using scissors.

Chain Repairer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Adjust, changes, and repairs endless chains that carry spools of yarn for weaving on axminster looms
  • Place chain on frame sprockets, using chain hoist
  • Insert or removes links to lengthen or shorten chain, following loom setup specifications using handtools
  • Insert rivets to join end links together to form endless carrier chain
  • Turn screws and nuts slides sprockets into slots to adjust chain tension
  • Replace defective parts rebuild chains to specifications.



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