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Knitting Mechanic

Posted: 09/04/2022

Knitting Mechanic I
Department Knitting 
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Reports to: Knitting Supervisor
Supervises: No

JOB SUMMARY The primary responsibility of the Knitting Mechanic I is to perform duties and responsibilities as assigned by department supervisor and associated with monitoring knitting machines and equipment in the production of gloves and sleeves. Associate will be cross trained to work safely in various areas of the knitting department to expand knowledge of the knitting floor. Assignments will be given based on business and operational needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Satisfy all essential functions of Knitting Associate I, II, and III
• Inspect gloves and clip strings
 • Rethread machines.
• Use of correct yarn on machine
• Replace tubs as needed.
• Advanced knowledge and coding of machines.
• Know how to measure.
• Learn how to adjust tension.
• Read set up tickets and color cards.
• Change needles, jacks, sinkers, and clean bars.
• Clean and change bars, blow off machines, and set yarn feeders.
 Inspect gloves to determine problem, clean out feeders as needed, reset machines.
• Check for yarn wrap up and yarn behind feeder as well as any size issues.
• Fill oil pumps, replace and adjust air pipes.
• Operate machines in a safe and efficient manner
• Maintain both a safe and clean work area.
• Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS
• 2 to 3 years minimum in manufacturing environment
• Ability to walk up to 10 hours a day plus overtime including Fridays
• Ability to work in multi-temperature environments, hot or cool.
• Ability to lift to 50 lbs. throughout the entire shift from floor to over-head 
Excellent organizational and communication skills with attention to detail

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• 2 to 3 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
• High School Diploma of GED PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Regularly lift and/or move objects 10-50lbs
• Frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
• Must be in good physical condition and have good motor skills.
• Must have good hand/eye coordination. 

I can, with or without reasonable accommodation(s), perform the essential functions of this position: ______________________________ Employee Name ______________________________ _________________ Employee Signature Date ______________________________ _________________ Supervisor Signature Date Date Created/Revised: _________________

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