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Aging department Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in aging printed cloth
  • Train workers in operation of machines equipment
  • Confer with other supervisory personnel to coordinate activities of individual departments and advise on safety housekeeping improvements
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Apparel Manufacture Instructor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Instruct workers to tend or operate knitting, looping, and sewing machines, using knowledge of machine function process
  • Plan training schedule for making sure workers achieve standard production in specified time
  • Demonstrate methods of cleaning, threading, replacing needles, changing guides, lubricating, tension adjusting and operating machines
  • Examine work of trainees to detect defects and instructs worker in methods to detect correct defective work
  • Record production of worker to define progress according to training schedule
  • Recommend transfer of worker from one operation to another based on progress made
  • May sew or loop sample articles to define steps in assembly for new styles
  • May teach hand knitting, looping, and sewing to workers.

Attenuator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machines that stretch tow, break tow into staple lengths, and crimp resulting sliver
  • Ties rope of filaments to filaments in machine or threads rope through guides and tension rollers, heating plates, breaking rollers and crimping device into receiving can
  • Observe operation of machines to detect fibers wrapping around rollers cuts away tangled fibers
  • Adjust yardage clock to stop machine when specified amount of fiber is in receiving can
  • Record production data, and writes identification tickets for cans of sliver
  • May tend machine that sets crimp in fiber [Crimp Setter textile ].

Autoclave Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Control autoclave to preshrink preset yarn
  • Push racks of yarn inside autoclave clamps door shut
  • Regulate time temperature controls according to written instructions
  • Press buttons to start pump that creates vacuum in autoclave chamber turns valves to admit steam
  • Observe gauges and pneumatic controller graphs to ascertain that specified pressure, temperature, and vacuum are maintained to make sure conditioning of yarn according to specifications to prevent collapse of autoclave
  • Close valves starts vacuum pump to remove moisture at end of steaming chamber
  • Open door removes processed yarn from autoclave to storage, using handtruck
  • Weigh yarn records amount of yarn processed
  • May tend machine that automatically draws yarn into autoclave, seals doors, and discharges yarn at end of steaming cycle.

Automatic Quilling machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine equipped with automatic quill loading doffing device that winds yarn from cones or tubes onto quills for use in loom shuttle
  • Load hopper with empty quills by hand or electric hoist
  • Place supply packages of yarn on holders, according to yarn count, blend and color of label inside packages and ties yarn ends from packages to ends in machine cuts excess yarn at knots with scissors
  • Observe winding units to detect breaks in yarn
  • Remove quills when yarn breaks, rethreads yarn through guides, and ties yarn ends
  • Remove full boxes or pinboards boards with upright spindles , which receive wound quills ejected by machine, and separates partially filled quills
  • Keep production records
  • May inspect quills for defects, like broken filament dirty or damaged yarn
  • May mark quills of yarn according to style of yarn being processed, using colored chalk.

Automatic silk screen Printer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate automatic screen-printing machine to print multicolor designs on textiles
  • Mount screens in specified sequence on machine
  • Pour printing paste onto screens or fills automatic feed pan
  • Turn knob to set machine speed and adjusts swing and pressure of squeegees, using handtools, according to type of design cloth being printed
  • Start machine conveyor belt that carries textile articles under screens
  • Inspect articles being printed to detect colors out of register alignment
  • Turn screws to adjust position of screens so that each color is printed in allotted spaces in design
  • Remove foreign matter from screens to prevent irregular flow of printing paste
  • Tape holes in coated portion of screen if leak develops.

Automatic Spooler Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed and off bears section of spooling machine that ties yarn ends automatically transfers yarn from bobbins to cheeses
  • Place starter cheeses spools containing small amount of yarn on winding spindles
  • Place full bobbins in individual magazines of machine
  • Pull end of yarn over guides or into suction device of machine to be picked up tied to end of starter cheese by knotter which travels on track over machine
  • Doff full cheeses places cheeses on trident three-pronged tray on handtruck, or into trough located beside machine
  • May sort bobbins ejected by machine according to amount of yarn on bobbin
  • May strip defective yarn from bobbins, using knife, or by winding yarn on revolving spindle
  • May attach pregummed labels to inside of cones to identify cheeses or packages.

Automatic Thread Winder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend semiautomatic machine that winds thread from cones onto spools or tubes used on sewing machines
  • Place full cones on rack and passes threads through guides, tension device, yardage counter and drop wires
  • Load tubes or spools into machine hopper
  • Observe operations of machine to detect breaks or lap-ups
  • Remove spools having winding defects, or pieces up broken ends, using knotter
  • Inspect spools for defects in winding color as they are discharged by machine
  • May verify spool size, using gauge
  • May pack filled tubes or spools in boxes.

Automatic Winder Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend automatic yarn-winding machine, equipped with stationary or traveling knotter traveling winding units that move around machine, to transfer yarn from bobbins to cones or tubes
  • Place bobbins in pockets of feeder magazine pulls ends of yarn over suction tube opening through which yarn is drawn into knotter
  • Observe machine operation signal lights to detect machine malfunctions, exhausting supply packages, full packages of yarn and tangled yarn
  • Doff packages when light indicates package is filled
  • Replace tubes or cones on spindles
  • Laps strands of yarn around cones or tubes to start yarn winding
  • Press pedal or button to stop control speed of machine, according to flow of work
  • Notify Machine Fixer textile 689.260-010 when malfunction occurs.

Back Tender Cloth Printing Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that prints designs on textile fabrics
  • Push cloth roll from handtruck onto rack at back of machine
  • Sews end of cloth to end of preceding roll, using sewing machine
  • Start feed rollers observes cloth as cloth unwinds into scray to detect cloth pieces sewn into roll face down
  • Ravel seams, turns face of cloth up, and resews cloth ends
  • Turn setscrews to adjust width guides tension devices
  • Ladle color from buckets into color boxes or turns valve to transfer color from tubs to color boxes
  • Sews new length of back gray cloth to length in machine
  • When blanket is used, scoops talcum into hopper where blanket is dusted after passing through washbox
  • Remove color boxes and doctors and washes printing rollers, using brush water hose, to prevent damage to rollers when printing stops
  • Assist Printing-Roller Handler textile 652.385-010 or Gray-Cloth Tender, Printing textile 652.686-018 in removing replacing color boxes, doctors, printing rollers, and gears when changing pattern.


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