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Textile Process Operatives

Job holders in this unit group operate machines to prepare natural and synthetic fibres for processing, spin and twist fibre into yarn, thread, twine, rope and other similar material, and estimate the quantities of colouring matter required for printing and dyeing fabrics.

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About this Career

£15,297

Average salary

New workers start around £7,857.69. Normal pay is £15,297 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £24,344.13.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Cleans and oils machine, detects and reports mechanical faults to technicians.
  • Stretches, shrinks, brushes, dampens and presses fabric and shears or burns off protruding fabric fibres as required.
  • Examines colour cards or specifications, estimates quantity of colouring material needed to print or dye fibre and calculates and mixes ingredients accordingly.
  • Checks quality of completed material, marks any flaws and removes badly damaged sections.
  • Detects blockages, tangled thread, defective or broken material, and joins broken ends by hand or mechanical knotting.
  • Replenishes the supply of input fibres, removes and replaces full output packages, cards and spools.
  • Sets controls, starts machinery and monitors the passage of material processed.

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Active Learning
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Critical Thinking
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Active Listening
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Reading Comprehension
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Speaking
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Writing
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Science
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Mathematics
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