textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
Operate or tend machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles or synthetic or glass fibers.
Add dyes, water, detergents, or chemicals to tanks to dilute or strengthen solutions, according to established formulas and solution test results.
Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions.
Adjust equipment controls to maintain specified heat, tension, and speed.
Observe display screens, control panels, equipment, and cloth entering or exiting processes to determine if equipment is operating correctly.
Prepare dyeing machines for production runs, and conduct test runs of machines to ensure their proper operation.
Monitor factors such as temperatures and dye flow rates to ensure that they are within specified ranges.
Start and control machines and equipment to wash, bleach, dye, or otherwise process and finish fabric, yarn, thread, and/or other textile goods.
Examine and feel products to identify defects and variations from coloring and other processing standards.
Record production information such as fabric yardage processed, temperature readings, fabric tensions, and machine speeds.
Test solutions used to process textile goods to detect variations from standards.
Remove dyed articles from tanks and machines for drying and further processing.
Study guides, charts, and specification sheets, and confer with supervisors to determine machine setup requirements.
Confer with coworkers to get information about order details, processing plans, or problems that occur.
Inspect machinery to determine necessary adjustments and repairs.
Weigh ingredients to be mixed together for use in textile processing.
Sew ends of cloth together, by hand or using machines, to form endless lengths of cloth to facilitate processing.
Key in processing instructions to program electronic equipment.
Soak specified textile products for designated times.
Thread ends of cloth or twine through specified sections of equipment prior to processing.
Mount rolls of cloth on machines, using hoists, or place textile goods in machines or pieces of equipment.
Perform machine maintenance, such as cleaning and oiling equipment; and repair or replace worn or defective parts.
Ravel seams that connect cloth ends when processing is completed.
Install, level, and align components such as gears, chains, dies, cutters, and needles.
Creel machines with bobbins or twine.
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Handling and Moving Objects
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Controlling Machines and Processes
Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
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Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets
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Indoors, Environmentally Controlled
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Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
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Contact With Others
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Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings
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Exposed to Contaminants
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Exposed to Hazardous Conditions
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Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls
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Very Hot or Cold Temperatures
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Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
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