Knitter Mechanic

Sets up machines to produce specified design in knitted fabric.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Knitter Mechanics do?

Builds metal chains, consisting of multisize pattern plates, or installs pattern tapes that control operation of jacquard loom and link-and-link flat knitting machines and sets up machines to produce specified design in knitted fabric: Obtains specifications for new knitting pattern from supervisor. Studies number, type, and arrangement of stitches in sample and determines arrangement of pattern plates on chains, employing knowledge of machine operation. Connects plates to form chain. Studies sample to determine which perforations in pattern plates are to be covered to produce specified knit and informs JACQUARD-PLATE MAKER. Installs chains and pattern plates in machine and makes trial run to determine if knitting meets specifications. May make minor repairs to knitting machines.


Should I be a Knitter Mechanic?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Circular Knitter, Collar Knitter, Cuff Knitter, Flat Knitter, Jersey Knitter, Knitter, Pile-Fabric Knitter See More

    How to become a Knitter Mechanic

    Most Knitter Mechanics have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9adaab&chl=no+college+%2893%25%29||associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,93,93
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