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Knit Machine Technician

Grand Rapids, Michigan,

Essential Duties and Responsabilities:

  • troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electrical /mechanical problems on programmable industrial knitting machines and other equipment and keep accurate repair records
  • calibrate needle beds, stitch cams and yarn feeders
  • perform routine preventative maintenance on industrial knitting machines, industrial sewing machines and water conditioning equipment for steam tables according to established check lists and as otherwise assigned
  • change over technical machine programs, assist with any other change over needs as requested
  • perform routine equipment lubrication and cleaning including spare equipment, machine overhauls and daily/weekly tasks
  • assist with ordering repair and operating supplies and machine replacement parts and maintain clean and orderly work areas
  • make programmable machine program adjustments
  • assist knitters and supervisors with set up problems
  • assist with proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning materials and the documentation of facility chemical inventory
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • must be willing to travel if needed for Stoll Factory Service Training or other textile training
  • must be able to work independently
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must have strong attention to detail and electrical/mechanical aptitude
  • basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must be able to read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be dependable, punctual and adhere to attendance policy

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • 2 years industrial textile knitting experience
  • vocational certificate in electrical/mechanical field

Physical Demands

  • must be able to frequently lift up to 50 pounds, pushing, pulling, bending , and walking
  • ability to frequently stand, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, twist, reach below waist level and overhead
  • must have manual dexterity
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas


  • must reside within a reasonable commuting distance from Teknit facility


Knit Machine Technician
Grand Rapids, Michigan,

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