3rd Shift Knitting Machine Operator

Darn Tough Vermont / Cabot Hosiery Mills - Northfield, VT3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $21,000 - $30,000 a year

Position: 3rd shift Knitting Inspector/Machine Operator

This individual, working on Knitting Room floor, is responsible for ensuring the knitting machines are producing 1st quality product with a minimum of downtime.


  • Check sock quality throughout the shift looking for defects and compare production socks to sample socks on the knitting machines.
  • Remove irregulars and follow procedures for when to stop the machines and notify a technician.
  • Re-thread machines quickly and accurately to minimize downtime.
  • Notify a technician of machine problems as soon as they occur.
  • Make sure the spec sheet, production ticket and program match. Confirm the machine counter matches the production ticket.
  • Follow all safety procedures, wear protective equipment when required, and keep work area clean and organized.
  • Record first quality products, irregular products, complete production tickets and other record keeping as well.
  • Demonstrate teamwork by communicating with incoming shift about product quality, machine issues and any other important information.
  • Ensure each machine is properly stocked for the next shift.
  • Follow attendance policy, arrive a few minutes early to receive hand off from previous shift and stay at work station during work hours.
  • When time permits additional duties may include cross training on other machinery and learning more advanced job skills.

Work Experience/Education/Skills Required:

  • Experience in a manufacturing setting a plus but we will train those candidates who exhibit initiative and have a good work record.
  • Preference given to high school graduates.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)