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Job Description:

  • 1) Tends multiple-needle machine that tufts material to be used for articles, such as rugs, robes, and bedspreads: Requests CREELER to change yarn styles in creel or mounts supply packages on spindles and pieces up ends to leaders in yarn guides.

  • 2) Draws ends through guides leading to machine, using suction device, and threads ends through guides, tensions, drop wires, and needle eyes.

  • 3) Places roll of backing material on brackets at entry end of machine, draws backing under machine needles, and attaches end to takeup roll.

  • 4) Moves lever that engages or disengages cam wheel to adjust machine to insert tufts in straight or irregular design.

  • 5) Observes tufting to detect yarn breaks and machine malfunctions.

  • 6) Rethreads broken yarn ends and replaces bent or broken needles and hooks.

  • 7) Replaces dull knives on cut-pile tufting machines, using handtools.

  • 8) Unthreads needles and ties up extra drop wires to adjust machine to accommodate narrower material.

  • 9) Increases or decreases speed of cloth feed and inserts or removes shims between needle plate and machine bed to adjust space between tufts and length of tufts.

  • 10) Workers who operate tufting machines are classified under TUFT-MACHINE OPERATOR.




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DOT:   687.685-018

Job Number: 11541