CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut textiles. Place patterns on top of layers of fabric and cut fabric following patterns, using electric or manual knives, cutters, or computer numerically controlled cutting devices.
 
Notify supervisors of mechanical malfunctions.
 
Repair or replace worn or defective parts or components, using hand tools.
 
Adjust cutting techniques to types of fabrics and styles of garments.
 
Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
 
Adjust machine controls, such as heating mechanisms, tensions, and/or speeds to produce specified products.
 
Inspect products to ensure that specifications are met and to determine whether machines require adjustment.
 
Confer with coworkers to obtain information about orders, processes, or problems.
 
Start machines, monitor operations, and make adjustments as needed.
 
Clean, oil, and lubricate machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oilcans, and grease guns.
 
Record information about work completed and machine settings.
 
Operate machines to cut multiple layers of fabric into parts for articles such as canvas goods, house furnishings, garments, hats, or stuffed toys.
 
Study guides, samples, charts, and specification sheets; or confer with supervisors or engineering staff to determine setup requirements.
 
Operate machines for test runs to verify adjustments and to obtain product samples.
 
Stop machines when specified amounts of product have been produced.
 
Install, level, and align components, such as gears, chains, guides, dies, cutters, and/or needles to set up machinery for operation.
 
Program electronic equipment.
 
Thread yarn, thread, or fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience None
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Automatic Die Cutting Machine Operator
Automatic Label Cutting and Folding Machine Operator
Band Cutter
Band Saw Operator
Band and Cuff Cutter
Barrel Drum Cutter
Bedspread Cutter
Bias Cutting Machine Operator
Binding Cutter
Blanket Cutting Machine Operator
Bolt Cutter
CNC Cutting Operator (Computer Numerical Control Cutting Operator)
Canvas Cutter
Carpet Cutter
Chin Strap Cutter
Chopped Strand Operator
Cleaner and Trimmer
Clipper
Cloth Cutter
Continuous Pillowcase Cutter
Corduroy Cutter Operator
Cropper
Cuff Cutter
Curtain Cutter
Cutter
Cutter Operator
Cutting Machine Fixer
Die Cut Operator
Die Cutter
Die Cutting Machine Operator
Drapery Cutter
Electric Cutter Operator
Electric Knife Operator
Embroidery Cutter
Fabric Cutter
Fabrics and Material Cutter
Felt Cutter
Felt Cutting Machine Operator
Fur Cutting Machine Operator
Glove Cutter
Hat Cutter
Industrial Fabric Cutter
Knife Cutter
Label Pinker
Lace Cutter
Laser Operator
Leather Cutter
Lining Cutter
Machine Cloth Trimmer
Machine Operator
Machine Scallop Cutter
Machine Trimmer
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Mechanic
Metallic Yarn Slitting Machine Operator
Perforating Machine Operator
Pillowcase Cutter
Pinking Machine Operator
Plush Cutter
Press Operator
Rag Cutter
Rag Cutting Machine Operator
Rag Shredder
Rib Cutter
Rotary Cutter
Rotary Cutter Operator
Rounding Machine Operator
Rug Cutter
Scallop Binder
Scallop Cutter
Scalloper
Section Cutter
Shear Grinder Operator
Shear Tender
Shearing Machine Feeder
Shearing Machine Operator
Shoe Cutter
Silk Trimmer
Silker
Slitting Machine Operator
Sliver Cutter
Splitter Operator
Spread Cutter
Spreader
Staple Cutter
Strip Cutting Machine Operator
Strip Winder
Stripping Cutter and Winder
Swatch Cutter
Sweatband Separator
Synthetic Cloth Binding Cutter
Tab Cutter
Textile Machine Operator
Textile Slitting Machine Operator
Thread Cutter Tender
Trim Master Operator
Trimmer Machine Operator
Trimming Machine Operator
Twill Cutter
Upholstery Cutter
Upper Cutter
Valance Cutter
Velvet Cutter
Vinyl Cutter
Welt Cutter
Welt Trimming Machine Operator
Window Shade Cutter and Mounter
Wiping Cloth Cutter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Textile/Apparel/Furnishings
Benchmark Title: Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
 
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