Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Operators in this unit group operate machines to process yarn or thread into woven, non-woven and knitted products such as cloth, lace, carpets, rope, industrial fabric, hosiery and knitted garments or to quilt and embroider fabric. This unit group also includes workers who perform activities such as reproducing patterns, drawing-in and tying warps and setting up looms. They are employed by textile companies and by garment and mattress manufacturing companies.
carpet weaver, drawer-in, drawing-in machine operator, embroidery machine operator, hosiery knitter, knitter – textiles, knitting machine operator, loom operator, mattress sewing machine operator, pinning machine operator, quilting machine operator, tufting operator, warp knitting machine tender, warp tier-in, weaver – textiles.
- Set up looms or other processing machines
- Read loom patterns and prepare loom pattern mechanisms for processing
- Operate looms to weave yarn or thread into textile fabrics or products
- Operate machines that produce twine, ropes or nets
- Operate batteries of knitting machines to produce knitted fabric, hosiery, garments or other products
- Operate carpet tufting machines, felt making needle-punch machines and other machines to produce textile products
- Operate large automatic multi-needle machines to embroider material or to sew lengths of several layers of material to make yard goods, quilts or mattress coverings
- Patrol machines and check fabrics or products for defects and to verify efficient operation
- Investigate machine stoppages
- Repair minor mechanical problems such as broken or defective needles
- Notify supervisor or repairers of mechanical malfunctions.
Outlook & Prospects for Weavers, Knitters and Other Fabric-Making Occupations in Edmonton Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The Waterford of Summerlea, in Edmonton, is eliminating the jobs for 21 licensed practical nurses and health care aides following the expiration of contracts with Alberta Health Services
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Construction is underway on the $23M Bethel Transit Terminal in Strathcona County. The new terminal, the largest in Alberta, is scheduled to open in December 2013.
- Heartland Ford in Fort Saskatchewan has broken ground on a new, expanded dealership scheduled to open in early 2014. The company expects to double its staff numbers, employing up to 100, at the new location.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Greys Paper Recycling Industries has opened a $20M recycling facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre and is planning to hire an additional 45 employees by mid-June 2014
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
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