Pattern Assembler

Assemble pattern chains that control pattern-forming motion of guide bars.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pattern Assemblers do?

Assembles pattern chains that control pattern-forming motion of guide bars on knitting machines: Selects pattern-chain links according to pattern diagram. Marks links according to sequence in chain, using bevel square and scriber. Holds link against electric grinder to bevel end down to marking so link will adjust guide bars smoothly. Inserts connecting pins through holes in links to assemble links that form pattern chain.


Should I be a Pattern Assembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Jacquard-Pattern Servicer, Pattern Hanger

    How to become a Pattern Assembler

    Most Pattern Assemblers 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:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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