Link and Link Knitting Machine Operator

Set up and operate battery of automatic, link-type knitting machines.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Link and Link Knitting Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates battery of automatic, link-type knitting machines to knit garments of specified pattern and design: Places chains that control operation of machine on machine sprockets. Places cones of yarn on machine spindles and threads end of yarn through machine guides, tension devices, and needle eyes. Turns screws to set carrier stops and adjust stroke of yarn carrier. Pushes lever to separate needle plates of machine and hooks stitches of knitted piece of fabric onto needles to serve as base for knitting. Starts machine and observes operation to detect defective knitting. Ties ends of broken yarn with weaver’s knot. Separates needle plates and removes finished fabric from machine.


Should I be a Link and Link Knitting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Link Knitting Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Link and Link Knitting Machine Operator

    Most Link and Link Knitting Machine Operators 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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