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Apprenticeship training course

Knitted product manufacturing technician (level 3)

Create knitted components or products that meet customer and/or organisation specifications and quality standards.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • 3D knitting technician
  • Knit technician
  • Knitting machine operator
  • Knitting technolhist
  • Seam free knitter
  • Shima Knitter
  • Technical knitter
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Read and interpret knitting instructions and specifications
  • Schedule, plan and prioritise the workload
  • Identify, report and resolve any discrepancies with work instructions
  • Select and use yarns or materials, for example colour, type, count
  • Inspect raw materials, identifying and reporting faults if necessary
  • Identify and set up knitting machines
  • Organise and prepare the work area for knitting production
  • Select software and input data
  • Conduct safety checks in relation to the work area and knitting machines
  • Conduct test runs and identify quality issues
  • Correct product faults
  • Identify, report and resolve knitting machine issues
  • Adjust knitting machines
  • Change knitting machine needles and elements as required
  • Quality check final products and prepare for the next stage of the process
  • Identify and segregate reject products
  • Identify and segregate material for reuse, recycling and disposal
  • Enter information for example work records, work tickets, work dockets
  • Conduct first line preventative maintenance, for example stripping and cleaning knitting machines
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques
  • Communicate with colleagues for example verbal and written work instructions
  • Produce a knitted product costing
  • Follow safe working practices, for example follows manual handling, lifting and safe ergonomic practice

Full information on Knitted product manufacturing technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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