Profession knitting textile technician

Knitting textile technicians perform operations related to setting up knitting processes. They may work in weft or warp knitting factories, using digital information technology (CAD) for patterning. They work in cooperation with the physical laboratory technicians in order to ensure error free knitted fabrics. They are responsible for highest productivity rates.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Knitting machine technology

    Manufacturing technologies which use loop forming techniques to convert yarns into fabrics in order to form knitted fabrics.

Skills

  • Control textile process

    Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.

  • Use warp knitting technologies

    Use warp knitting machine technologies that enable the formation of fabrics. Able to set machines for warp knitting, colour and pattern for monitoring and controlling the warp knitting process on electronic automatic warp knitting machines equipped with multifunction microprocessor and software.

  • Measure yarn count

    Be able to measure yarn length and mass to assess fineness of roving, sliver and yarn in different measuring systems.Also able to convert into the various numbering system such as tex, Nm, Ne, denier, etc.

  • Set-up weft knitting machines

    Prepare weft knitting machines. Activities related to preparing for weft knitting process, knitting to specification and keeping the work area clean and safe.

  • Manufacture weft knitted fabrics

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture weft knitting fabrics.

  • Develop specifications of technical textiles

    Developing specifications for fibre based technical products with functional performances.

  • Use weft preparation technologies

    Prepare bobbins to be used in textile processing.

  • Distinguish fabrics

    Distinguish fabrics in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate fabrics based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

  • Distinguish accessories

    Distinguish accessories in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate accessories based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

  • Draw sketches to develop textile articles using softwares

    Draw sketches to develop textiles or wearing apparel using softwares. They create visualisations of the motives, patterns or products in order to be manufactured.

Optional knowledge and skills

use warp preparation technologies process man-made fibres portfolio management in textile manufacturing check quality of products in textile production line manufacture knitted textiles textile technologies draw sketches to develop textile articles properties of fabrics evaluate textile characteristics maintain work standards design warp knit fabrics test physical properties of textiles