Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Top 3 textile knitting Jobs

  • Process Development Engineer, Staff - Confluent Medical Technologies INC - Warwick, RI

    Minimum of 4-6 years developing textile solution for new products with focus on front end prototype/feasibility. Ideally covering braiding, knitting , weaving, and non-woven. * Hands on aptitude to ...

  • Director Research and Development - Hemp Black, Inc. - Greensboro, NC

    We produce specialty thermo-plastic extruded - textile yarns, industrial yarns and also medical implant yarns for use in downstream knitting , weaving, braiding and other industrial applications for ...

  • Warehouse Associate - Crafts Group, LLC. - North Smithfield, RI

    ... knitting and crochet patterns. Now operating on the site of the old Lonsdale Cotton Mill in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, Berroco continues the family tradition of providing quality textiles by ...

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What They Do

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Excludes Sewing Machine Operators.


  • 2020 employment: 19,600
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $33,990

Job Outlook

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: -2,900
  • Growth rate: -15 percent (Decline)

How to Become One

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

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