Profession textile finishing machine operator

Textile finishing machine operators operate, supervise, monitor and maintain the production of textiles finishing machines.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Textile finishing technology

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

  • 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 chemistry

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

  • Dyeing technology

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

Skills

  • Use textile finishing machine technologies

    Use textile finishing machine technologies that enable the coating or laminating of fabrics.

  • 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

  • Tend textile drying machines

    Operate textile drying machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Tend textile washing machines

    Operate textile washing machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Tend textile finishing machines

    Operate textile finishing machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Maintain work standards

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

Optional knowledge and skills

challenging issues in the textile industry manufacture braided products

Common job titles

  • Tenter frame machine operator- 1st shift
  • Textile production - machine operator (all shifts)
  • Machine operator
  • Feeder-folder equipment operator
  • 2nd shift - feeder-folder equipment operator
  • Textile positions
  • Machine operator - finishing department
  • Tubular supervisor - direct hire
  • Piece dye supervisor-direct hire
  • Shift dyer supervisor-direct hire