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.
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.
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