Bleaching, dyeing and fabric cleaning machine operators

Role Responsibilities

  • Starting and controlling machines and equipment to bleach, dye or otherwise process and finish fabric, yarn, thread and/or other textile goods
  • Tending machines that shrink woven or knitted cloth to predetermined size or strengthen the weave by interlocking the fibres
  • Tending a variety of automatic machines that comb and polish furs
  • Operating and monitoring machines that treat silk to give it body and weight
  • Operating and monitoring machines that impregnate textiles with chemicals to render them waterproof
  • Dyeing articles to change or restore their colours
  • Operating and monitoring machines that stretch or impart lustre or other type of finish to textiles
  • Tending and regulating equipment that fumigates and removes foreign matter from furs
  • Operating machines that comb, dry and polish furs, and clean, sterilize and fluff feathers and blankets
  • Keying in processing instructions to program electronic equipment
  • Observing display screens, control panels, equipment and cloth entering or exiting processes to determine if equipment is operating correctly
  • Cleaning machine filters and lubricating equipment

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