Profession textile machinery technician

Textile machinery technicians set up, maintain, inspect and repair mechanical and computer-controlled machinery used in textile manufacturing such as weaving, dyeing and finishing machines.  

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

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.).

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Staple spinning machine technology

    Technologies, operations, monitoring and maintenance of machines during the yarn spinning process.

  • Braiding technology

    Development, manufacturing requirements, properties and evaluation of braided fabrics.

Skills

  • Use weaving machine technologies

    Operate machines that enable weaving processes turning threads into fabrics. Setup weaving machine programmes for the machine to produce fabrics with the adequate pattern, colour and fabric density.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Maintain work standards

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

  • Maintain electronic equipment

    Check and repair electronic equipment. Detect malfunction, locate faults and take measures to prevent damage.

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Use weft preparation technologies

    Prepare bobbins to be used in textile processing.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Maintain footwear assembling equipment

    Produce plans for the frequency, operations, components and materials to be used in the maintenance of footwear. Install, program, tune and provide preventive and corrective maintenance for different machines and equipment involved in the footwear manufacturing. Assess the functionality and performance of the various equipment and machines, detect faults and correct problems, make repairs and substitute components and pieces, and perform routine lubrication as well as perform preventive and corrective maintenance. Register all technical information related to the maintenance.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

    Perform the maintenance on installed equipment on-site. Follow procedures to avoid uninstalling equipment from machinery or vehicles.

  • Manufacture weft knitted fabrics

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

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Maintain electrical equipment

    Test electrical equipment for malfunctions. Take safety measures, company guidelines, and legislation concerning electrical equipment into account. Clean, repair and replace parts and connections as required.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Use warp preparation technologies

    Use warping, sizing, drawing-in and knotting technologies that enable the formation of warps.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacture man-made fibres manufacture nonwoven staple products use textile finishing machine technologies prepare compliance documents use warp knitting technologies challenging issues in the textile industry install pneumatic systems order supplies health and safety in the textile industry maintain hydraulic systems knitting machine technology check quality of products on the production line provide technical documentation install hydraulic systems troubleshoot pneumatics install electrical and electronic equipment use a computer dyeing technology assemble machines clean equipment manufacture woven fabrics set up the controller of a machine covert slivers into thread ensure compliance with environmental legislation provide technical training hydraulics provide customer information related to repairs nonwoven machine technology manufacture braided products estimate restoration costs manufacture staple yarns textile industry machinery products manufacture knitted textiles write records for repairs apply technical communication skills manufacture texturised filament yarns