Becoming a Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
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Becoming a Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic

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Sets up, adjusts and maintains industrial or domestic sewing machines, or machines used in the production of yarn, textiles or footwear.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,590
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 200

What does a Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic do?

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine suitable material, method and sequence of operations, and machine settings
  • fitting fabricated metal parts into products and assembling metal parts and subassemblies to produce machines and equipment
  • checking fabricated and assembled metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit using precision measuring instruments
  • setting guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, setting up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and setting controls for textile machines
  • forming metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal
  • cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • preparing pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric
  • diagnosing faults and performing operational maintenance of machines, and overhauling and repairing mechanical parts and fluid power equipment

Specialisations

  • Loom Tuner
  • Sewing Machine Mechanic
  • Textile Machine Mechanic

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