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  • 1) 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.

  • 2) Threads wire through guide on flyer, through pulley of rotating frame, around and under hooks of knitting needles and fastens end to tube roller.

  • 3) Slides guide of belt sideways to engage pulley and start machine.

  • 4) Observes machine to detect faulty knitting and wire breaks.

  • 5) Measures width of mesh tube with ruler to ensure conformance to specifications.

  • 6) Stops machine to rethread and tie broken wires, replace spools of wire and remove rolls of mesh tubing.

  • 7) Notifies supervisor of repairs or adjustments needed.

  • 8) Obtains specified size and type of wire from storeroom.

  • 9) Stacks rolls of mesh tubing for pickup.

  • 10) Sprays wire with oil, soap suds or other lubricant to reduce friction.




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Job Number: 5574