711716 Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
711716
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

711716 YARN CARDING AND SPINNING MACHINE OPERATOR

Operates machines to convert raw textile fibres into continuous untwisted and twisted strands of yarn for use in clothing, carpets, curtains and other fabrics.
Skill Level: 4
Specialisations:
Cotton Ginner
Gill Box Operator
Yarn Comber
Yarn Texture Machine Operator

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
4

7117 Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
7117
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

7117 TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION MACHINE OPERATORS

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.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks Include:

preparing machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
setting and operating controls used to regulate processing operations
starting machines and monitoring operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
loading drums with hides and skins, textiles, and dyeing and tanning solutions
cutting and machining leather and synthetic shoe uppers, and making shoes using moulded and cement construction techniques
threading loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms
positioning and feeding machines with fibre packages
repairing broken yarns by tying and splicing ends
examining finished products for defects and variations, reporting faults in machines, and carrying out quality control procedures

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
691.40
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
692.60
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
691.90