Knitting Machine Fixer

Set up, adjust, and repair knitting machines to knit.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Knitting Machine Fixers do?

Sets up, adjusts, and repairs knitting machines to knit hose, garments, and cloth according to specifications, using knowledge of machine function: Reads work order and confers with supervisor or engineer to determine knitting machine setup. Inserts cams, links, buttons, or needle jacks in pattern chain to set up machine to knit hose, garment, or cloth according to pattern design chart. Observes operation of machine and examines knitted material to detect defects. Turns setscrews and handwheels to adjust machine parts, such as gears and cams, and to synchronize yarn carriers, needles, dividers, and sinkers. Repairs and replaces machine parts, using handtools. Aligns and straightens needles, sinkers, and dividers, using pliers. Cleans and oils machines. May only repair and adjust knitting machines and be designated Line Fixer.


Should I be a Knitting Machine Fixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Knitter, Machine

    How to become a Knitting Machine Fixer

    Most Knitting Machine Fixers 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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