Pattern Wheel Maker
Install needle jacks in pattern wheels that control operation of needles.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Pattern Wheel Makers do?
Installs needle jacks in pattern wheels that control operation of needles in circular knitting machines, following pattern chart. Removes top of pattern wheel and inserts jacks in notches of wheel. May paint mark on top of pattern wheels to indicate where pattern begins. May punch out grooves in metal blades and install blades or metal pins in pattern drums and be designated Pattern-Drum Maker.
Should I be a Pattern Wheel Maker?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
Also known as:
Pattern-and-Chain Maker, Pattern-Drum Maker, Patternmaker Helper, Pattern Puncher, Tag Maker, Wheelbarrow Pusher
How to become a Pattern Wheel Maker
Most Pattern Wheel Makers 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.
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