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Weavers and Knitters

Weavers and knitters set up and operate hand and power operated looms and machines to weave fibre into fabrics and carpet, or to knit (by machine or by hand) garments and other articles from yarn.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 12,062
£ 25,435
£ 38,907

Available jobs

In the past year there were 2,470 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Hand knits garments and other items according to pattern.

  • Cleans and oils machine and reports any mechanical faults.

  • Removes completed garments and lengths of fabric from machine.

  • Monitors machine operation to detect broken threads of yarn, the evenness of warp tension and the quality of output.

  • Places fibre and yarn packages on machine and draws them through appropriate guides and tensioners.

  • Sets controls to produce article of specified size and pattern.

  • Prepares machine for operation by setting input packages, feeding thread, fibre or yarn through guides, rollers, tensioners and conditioning devices, and securing to output packages, spools or cards.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Textiles

  • Weaving

  • Machinery

  • Wire Harnesses

  • Knitting

  • Apache Yarn

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Electromechanical Assembly

  • Laser Engraving

  • Relays

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Teaching

  • Communications

  • Enthusiasm

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Management

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Operations

  • Patience

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.