Textile Machine Setter

Career information

What do they do?

Textile machine setters have advanced technical and maintenance skills that allow them to systematically start up, shut down, modify and optimise machines.

A typical day

Typically, an eight-hour day which can involve shift work.

Tasks include setting up, calibrating, diagnosing and repairing textile manufacturing equipment and communicating technical information to operators.

Sound like you?

Study areas

» English or Media Studies or History

» Maths or Accounting or Economics

» Sciences or Workshop Technology.


» Confident communicator

» Strong eye for detail

» Good work habits/time management.

Helpful experience

» Customer service or helping people

» Making or fixing things

» Working with machinery.

Preferred work environments

» Indoors (retail or shop)

» Indoors (workshop or plant)

» One place every day.



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