Profession colour sampling operator

Colour sampling operators apply colours and finish mixes according to the defined recipes. They apply pigments, dyes or other finishing mixes.

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Knowledge

  • Spray finishing technology

    Equipment, technologies and techniques for spray finishing of leather according to product specification. Topics include surface preparation, equipment types, preparation of finishing mixtures, operation monitoring and spray applications related to different type of finishing, coatings and final articles.

  • Leather colour chemistry

    Understand colour chemistry, the application and behaviour of dyes and colouring materials in relation to leather.

  • Characteristics of chemicals used for tanning

    Composition and physico-chemical properties of auxiliary chemicals used in the different tanning processes (tanning agents, fat liquors, pigments, dyes, etc.)

Skills

  • Adapt to changing situations

    Change approach to situations based on unexpected and sudden changes in people's needs and mood or in trends; shift strategies, improvise and naturally adapt to those circumstances.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Manage environmental impact of operations

    Manage the interaction with and impact on the environment by companies. Identify and assess environmental impacts of the production process and related services, and regulate a reduction of the effects on the environment and on people. Organise action plans and monitor any indicators of improvement.

  • Execute working instructions

    Understand, interpret and properly apply work instructions regarding different tasks in the workplace.

  • Differentiate nuance of colours

    The talent to analyse, mix and match colours. Be able to pass a colour acuity test.

  • Use communication techniques

    Apply techniques of communication which allow interlocutors to better understand each other and communicate accurately in the transmission of messages.

  • Apply colouring recipes correctly

    Prepare colour and other chemical mixtures in accordance with the recipes and/or the characteristics of the article to be achieved. Interpreting and applying the instructions, including technical and operational details for the execution of processes.

  • Prepare colour mixtures

    Prepare colour mixtures in accordance with the recipes and/or the characteristics of the article to be achieved.

  • Work in textile manufacturing teams

    Work harmoniously with colleagues in teams in the textile and clothing manufacturing industries.

  • Identify with the company's goals

    Act for the benefit of the company and for the achievement of its targets.

  • Use IT tools

    Application of computers, computer networks and other information technologies and equipment to storing, retrieving, transmitting and manipulating data, in the context of a business or enterprise.

Optional knowledge and skills

develop manufacturing recipes think analytically physico-chemical properties of hides and skins test chemical auxiliaries leather technology monitor operations in the leather industry functionalities of machinery address problems critically test leather chemistry health and safety in the workplace leather finishing technologies manage quality of leather throughout the production process leather chemistry maintain equipment source colour chemicals identify defects on raw hides