Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operators operate machines to bleach, dye and finish knitted garments, such as hosiery and woollen garments.

Specialisations: Textile Dyer, Textile Finisher.

You can work as a Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

Tasks

  • Prepares machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions.
  • Sets and operates controls used to regulate processing operations.
  • Starts machines and monitors operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation.
  • Loads drums with textiles and dye.
  • Examines finished products for defects and variations.

All Textile & Footwear Production Machine Operators

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operators

  • Unavailable Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 53 years Average age
  • 17% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operators (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 150 in 2011 to 100 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Many Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operators work in Victoria.
  • Industries: They work in many industries such as Manufacturing; Retail Trade; and Wholesale Trade.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (74%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 53 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (69%).
  • Gender: 17% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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  • VIC

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You can work as a Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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Employers look for Textile & Footwear Production Machine Operators who are hardworking, can work well with others and are reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  2. Chemistry

    46% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  3. Education and training

    44% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

Occupational Information Network
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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-6061.00 - Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  3. Contact with people

    82% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Walking and running

    81% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  5. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-6061.00 - Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders.

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