Weaver (Gaitor Operator)
SFG Engineering Services
Cape Town
9d ago

Health and Safety basics

Listen to and follow instructions

Maintain Housekeeping Standards

Knot

Understand importance of eyelets and tension systems

  • Basic Weaving Skills
  • How to read a pass / lifting plan

    Mounting of warp beams

    Mounting of spandex beams

    Load weft creel

    Adjust tension on weft creel

    Adjust warp beam tension

    Check jacquard machine starts on correct pick

    Check jacquard machine starts on correct design side

    Fix lines on tapes

    Check stretch and correct if needed

    Check compensating springs and adjust if needed

    Check width and correct if needed

    Set latch stoppers

    Draw ends in correctly (i.e. avoid crossed ends)

    Draw in ends

    Loom set up according to product required

    Load creel

    Gait the warping machine back reed

    Draw ends through stop motions

    Draw ends through tension posts

    Check yarn tension

    Application of yarn oil (if instructed) on Muller warper

    Mounting of warp beam

    Setting of pressure roller

    Reading / following warp plan

    Reading of metres off machine read out

    Solve pig tails

    Correctly label the warp beam

    Understand the positive feed drives on spandex warpers

    Unloading of warp beam

    Draw ends in correctly (i.e. avoid crossed ends)

    Report mechanical / electrical problems

    Report yarn quality problems

  • Covering Skills
  • Pull up ends whilst machine is running

    Lift and move boxes using safe lifting techniques

    Loading winding machine whilst standing

    Changing winding spools whilst machine is running

    Doffing machine with tubes whilst standing

    Changing machine spools whilst standing

    Tie in naked spandex whilst machine is standing

    Pull up ends whilst machine is standing

    Setting of traverses

    Setting start and stop on machines timers

    Patrol all machines whilst winder is running

    Doffing machine with tubes whilst running

    Changing machine spools whilst running

    Tie in naked spandex whilst machine is running

    Fix waste while machine is running

    Record production and waste on sheets

    Check guide is in middle at start up

    Check stretch and balance and report if incorrect

    Advanced spandex, yarn and covered spandex identification

    Report mechanical / electrical problems

    Ordering raw material

    Undertake tasks within required time frames

    Operating cone splitting machine and setting counter

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