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ISCO 08 Code 815        Textile, fur and leather products machine operators

Lead Statement
Textile, fur and leather products machine operators operate and monitor various types of machines which prepare, process and treat  fibres, yarn, thread, leather, fur; produce, modify and repair footwear, garments and manufacture or dry clean textiles or fur and light leather articles

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • operating and monitoring weaving and knitting machines which process yarn or thread into woven, non-woven and knitted products;
  • operating and monitoring machines which prepare fibres, and spin, double, twist and wind yarn and thread from natural textile fibres;
  • operating and monitoring sewing machines to make ,repair, darn and renovate textile, fur, synthetic or leather garments or embroider ornamental designs on garments  or other materials;
  • operating and monitoring  machines which bleach, shrink, dye,  and otherwise treat fibres, yarn,  cloth or dry clean  garments, fur,  rugs, carpets;
  • operating and monitoring various  machines which prepare leather or treat fur- or wool-bearing pelts;
  • operating and monitoring machines  which produce, modify and repair standard, custom or orthopaedic footwear and  leather articles, such as luggage, brief cases, handbags.

Occupations in this Minor Group are classified into the following unit groups:

  • 8151           Fibre preparing, spinning and winding machine operators
  • 8152           Weaving and knitting machine operators
  • 8153           Sewing machine operators
  • 8154           Bleaching, dyeing and fabric cleaning machine operators
  • 8155           Fur and leather preparing machine operators
  • 8156           Shoemaking and related machine operators

(NCvB; Mei 2010)