Place patterns on top of layers of fabric and cut fabric following patterns, using electric or manual knives, cutters, or computer numerically controlled cutting devices.
Notify supervisors of mechanical malfunctions.
Repair or replace worn or defective parts or components, using hand tools.
Adjust cutting techniques to types of fabrics and styles of garments.
Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
Adjust machine controls, such as heating mechanisms, tensions, or speeds, to produce specified products.
Inspect products to ensure that specifications are met and to determine whether machines require adjustment.
Confer with coworkers to obtain information about orders, processes, or problems.
Start machines, monitor operations, and make adjustments as needed.
Operate machines to cut multiple layers of fabric into parts for articles such as canvas goods, house furnishings, garments, hats, or stuffed toys.