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Occupational Employment Statistics


51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Excludes “Sewing Machine Operators" (51-6031).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 207$18.09/hr$12.02/hr$14.98/hr$18.41/hr$19.21/hr$23.59/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 20$18.41/hr-4.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 30$18.41/hrN/A
Minnesota 70$17.69/hr-3.1%

  • Confer with co-workers to obtain information about orders, processes, or problems.
  • Record information about work completed and machine settings.
  • Start machines, monitor operations, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Clean, oil, and lubricate machines, using air hoses, cleaning solutions, rags, oil cans, or grease guns.
  • Program electronic equipment.
  • Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
  • Notify supervisors or repair staff of mechanical malfunctions.
  • Set up, or set up and operate textile machines that perform textile processing and manufacturing operations such as winding, twisting, knitting, weaving, bonding, or stretching.
  • Install, level, and align machine components such as gears, chains, guides, dies, cutters, or needles to set up machinery for operation.
  • Inspect products to ensure that specifications are met and to determine if machines need adjustment.