Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Top 3 textile knitting Jobs

  • Textile Engineer (Principal R&D) - Meet - Santa Ana, CA

    Demonstrated use of engineering and scientific principles, mechanical design and prototyping. * 5-7+ years of relevant experience serving in textile design; including forming technologies: knitting ...

  • Principal R&D Textile Engineer - Hybrid - Medtronic - Santa Rosa, CA

    Knitting , Braiding and weaving; Experience with textile and suture development and testing a plus; Nitinol material and stent design and processing experience a plus; Demonstrated use of engineering ...

  • Textile Manufacturing Technician - Flex - Austin, TX

    Use basic textile tools; industrial sewing machines, knitting , cutters, printers, heat press etc. * Detailed handwork including needlework, cutting, mending, hardware installation. * Assist with ...

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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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