Profession protective clothing apparel manufacturer

Protective clothing apparel manufacturers produce personal protective equipment (PPE) made of textiles. They produce wearing apparel resistant to different hazards (e.g. thermal, physical, electrical, biological, and chemical, etc.), high visibility warming clothing, protective against cool, cold, rain, UV solar radiation, etc. They follow standards and assess the fulfillment of requirements.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Standard sizing systems for clothing

    Standard sizing systems for clothing developed by different countries. Differences among the systems and standards of different countries, the development of the systems according to the evolution of the shape of the human body and their usage in the clothing industry.

Skills

  • Sew protective workwear

    Sew protective workwear using resistant materials and special stitching techniques. Combine good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and physical and mental stamina.

  • Distinguish fabrics

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

  • Bundle fabrics

    Bundle fabrics and place several cut components together in a single package. Join related products and items together. Sort the cut fabrics and add them with the accessories required for assembling. Care for the adequate transportation to the sewing lines.

  • Manufacture personal protective equipment made of textile

    Manufacture personal protective equipment made out of textiles following standards and norms, and depending on the application of the product.

  • Inspect wearing apparel products

    Inspecting and testing products, parts and materials for conformity with specifications and standards; discarding or rejecting products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications; analysing and interpreting blueprints, data, manuals, and other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures; recording inspection or test data, such as weights, quantities inspected or graded; marking items with details such as grade and acceptance or rejection status; analysing test data and making computations as necessary to determine test results

  • Sew pieces of fabric

    Operate basic or specialised sewing machines whether domestic or industrial ones, sewing pieces of fabric, vinyl or leather in order to manufacture or repair wearing apparels, making sure the threads are selected according to specifications.

  • Distinguish accessories

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

  • Cut fabrics

    Cut fabrics and other wearing apparel materials considering measures, placement of the fabrics in the cutting table in multiple layers, and making the most efficient usage of the fabric avoiding waste. Cut fabrics by hand, or using electric knives, or other cutting tools depending on the fabric. Use computerised systems or automatic cutting machines.

  • Manufacture wearing apparel products

    Manufacture either mass-product or bespoke wearing apparels of various types, assembling and joining together wearing apparel components using processes such as sewing, glueing, bonding. Assemble wearing apparel components using stitches, seams such as collars, sleeves, top fronts, top backs, pockets.

Optional knowledge and skills

measure the human body for wearing apparel conduct textile testing operations