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  • 1) Inspects finished or unfinished cloth for weaving or finishing defects, using power-driven examining frame: Pulls fabric over rollers, down over inspection board, and wraps cloth end around takeup beam or tube, or positions supply truck under swing-folding attachment.

  • 2) Sets yardage clock at zero and presses button or pedal that starts movement of cloth over inspection board.

  • 3) Scans cloth for defects, such as grease spots, slubs, mispicks, uneven selvages, and irregularities in color.

  • 4) Marks defects with chalk, thread, or adhesive sticker.

  • 5) Records information, such as defects, cloth style, and yardage inspected.

  • 6) May correct reparable defects, such as soils, slubs, or loose ends, using steel pick, scissors, knife, or cleaning solution.

  • 7) May cut irreparable defects from cloth, using scissors, and sew cloth ends together, using needle and thread or sewing machine.

  • 8) May mount and doff rolls of cloth, using hoist.

  • 9) May grade cloth according to quality, using written standards.

  • 10) May cut or tear strip from end of cloth for sample.

  • 11) May count number of picks per inch, using pick counter.

  • 12) May feel cloth to compare texture with that of sample.

  • 13) When reexamining cloth to verify defects marked by other workers, is designated Rechecker.

  • 14) May be designated according to fabric examined as Asbestos-Cloth Inspector; Base-Cloth Inspector; Greige-Goods Examiner; Knitted-Cloth Examiner; Lace Inspector.

  • 15) May be designated: Finished-Cloth Examiner; Inspector, Coated Fabrics; Silk Examiner; Tire-Fabric Inspector; Woolens Examiner.




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DOT:   689.685-038

Job Number: 1970