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Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators operate machines to process raw hides and skins, raw textile fibres, and dye, weave and knit fibres for use in textile and footwear production.
Operates machines to manufacture ready-to-wear footwear.
Specialisations: Shoemaking Cutter, Shoemaking Finisher
Operates machines to convert raw hides and skins into finished leather for use in clothing, footwear and upholstery.
Specialisations: Fellmongering Machine Operator, Hide and Skin Fleshing Machine Operator, Sammying Machine Operator, Tanner
Operates machines to knit fabrics, garment parts and other articles from yarns such as cotton, wool, nylon and rayon.
Specialisations: Flat Bed Knitter, Warp Knitter
Operates machines to bleach, dye and finish knitted garments such as hosiery and woollen garments.
Specialisations: Textile Dyer, Textile Finisher
Operates looms to weave yarn into cloth, carpet and other fabrics.
Specialisations: Beamer, Carpet Weaver, Warper
Operates machines to convert raw textile fibres into continuous untwisted and twisted strands of yarn for use in clothing, carpets, curtains and other fabrics.
Specialisations: Cotton Ginner, Gill Box Operator, Yarn Comber, Yarn Texture Machine Operator
Includes Feltmaker, Net Maker, Rope Making Machine Operator, Tufting Machine Operator
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very small occupation employing 1800 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.A fall in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Textile & Footwear Production Machine Operators who are hardworking, can work well with others and are reliable.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Recruiting and training people. Managing pay and other entitlements like sick and holiday leave. Negotiating pay and conditions.
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The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Operate machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
Doing things that use of your arms and legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.