Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Top 3 textile knitting Jobs

  • Knitting Machine Operator (Knitter) - Global Textile Alliance, Inc. - Reidsville, NC

    Operate up to 8 circular knitting machines (with up to 150 feeds per machine) per shift; * Keep the assigned knitting machines, creels, tubes, and surrounding area of the machine clean; * Creel (as ...

  • Threader | Textile Manufacturing - Apex Mills Corporation - Graham, NC

    The environment is fast-paced, and you'll be working with a team of dedicated knitting professionals to help you take your textile career to the next level! A threader must have the ability to read ...

  • Machine Operator - 2nd Shift - Knit Rite/Thuasne USA - Kansas City, KS

    Flatbed Knitting Machine Operator - 2nd Shift Regular Schedule: Monday - Friday, 2:00pm-10:30pm ... Knit-Rite, LLC is a well-established leading manufacturer of medical textile products for the ...

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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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