Wire Mesh Knitter

Tend bank of machines that knit strands of wire to form mesh tubing.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wire Mesh Knitters do?

Tends bank of machines that automatically knit strands of wire to form mesh tubing: Places spool of wire on frame of machine and inserts flyer spindle in top hole of spool. Threads wire through guide on flyer, through pulley of rotating frame, around and under hooks of knitting needles and fastens end to tube roller. Slides guide of belt sideways to engage pulley and start machine. Observes machine to detect faulty knitting and wire breaks. Measures width of mesh tube with ruler to ensure conformance to specifications. Stops machine to rethread and tie broken wires, replace spools of wire and remove rolls of mesh tubing. Notifies supervisor of repairs or adjustments needed. Obtains specified size and type of wire from storeroom. Stacks rolls of mesh tubing for pickup. Sprays wire with oil, soap suds or other lubricant to reduce friction.

Should I be a Wire Mesh Knitter?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Knitter, Wire Mesh

    How to become a Wire Mesh Knitter

    Wire Mesh Knitters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Wire Mesh Knitter-related education!
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