Profession finishing textile technician

Finishing textile technicians perform operations related to setting up finishing processes. The finishing processes are the final series of operations that improves the appearance and/or usefulness of textiles.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Challenging issues in the textile industry

    The efficiency aims and environmental issues posed by challenges in the textile industry.

  • Dyeing technology

    Processes involved in textile dyeing using different dyeing technologies. Also, addition of colours to textile materials using dye stuffs.

  • Health and safety in the textile industry

    The requirements, rules and applications of health and safety measures in the textile industry.

  • Textile chemistry

    Chemical processing of textiles such as the reactions of textiles to chemicals.

  • Textile printing technology

    Addition of colour partially, according to the designed pattern, onto textile based materials. Processes for adding coloured patterns onto textile materials using printing machines and techniques (rotary of flat bed screen printing or others, heat transfer, inkjet, etc.).

  • Textile finishing technology

    Processes used for changing the properties of textile materials. This includes operating, monitoring and maintaining textile finishing machines.

Skills

  • Prepare equipment for textile printing

    Manufacture screens and prepare printing paste. Use tools and equipment associated with screen printing. Select screen types and mesh for appropriate substrates. Develop, dry and finish screen image. Prepare screens, test screens and printed quality. Printing preparation is used for stencil, or silk-screen printing techniques to produce designs and artwork for textiles to be used for garments, textile products, furnishing fabrics or accessories or public art commissions. This skills are need for screen printing using manual techniques, tools and equipment and differ from skills for digital printing techniques.

  • Finish processing of man-made fibres

    Completing the processing operation of man-made fibres and ensuring that the product is made according to customer specification

  • Maintain work standards

    Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.

Optional knowledge and skills

textile technologies conduct textile testing operations test physical properties of textiles tend textile finishing machines develop textile colouring recipes research and development in textiles knitting machine technology design woven fabrics nonwoven machine technology

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