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  • 1) Builds metal chains, consisting of multisize pattern plates, or installs pattern tapes that control operation of jacquard loom and link-and-link flat knitting machines and sets up machines to produce specified design in knitted fabric: Obtains specifications for new knitting pattern from supervisor.

  • 2) Studies number, type, and arrangement of stitches in sample and determines arrangement of pattern plates on chains, employing knowledge of machine operation.

  • 3) Connects plates to form chain.

  • 4) Studies sample to determine which perforations in pattern plates are to be covered to produce specified knit and informs JACQUARD-PLATE MAKER.

  • 5) Installs chains and pattern plates in machine and makes trial run to determine if knitting meets specifications.

  • 6) May make minor repairs to knitting machines.




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DOT:   685.360-010

Job Number: 5571