Machine Operators and Related Workers in Textile Processing

People in this occupational grouping are employed in textile mills, textile manufacturing firms and garment making firms. Weavers operate looms to weave yarn and thread into textiles and fabric. Knitting machine operators run a machine or group of machines that produce knitted fabric, hosiery, garments and other products. Textile dyeing and finishing machine operators bleach, dye and finish yarn, thread, cloth and textile products. Textile inspectors, graders and samplers prepare samples and inspect and grade textile products.


  • High school diploma.
  • On-the-job training.
  • A diploma or a degree in fine arts may be necessary.