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 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.).

  • Braiding technology

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

  • Textile finishing technology

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Maintain work standards

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

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

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

  • Use weft preparation technologies

    Prepare bobbins to be used in textile processing.

  • Replace defect components

    Remove defective parts and replace them with functioning components.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

  • 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 machine maintenance

    Perform regular maintenance, possibly including corrections and alterations, on a machine or machine tool to ensure it remains in a proper productive state.

  • 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.

  • Manufacture weft knitted fabrics

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

  • Maintain electronic equipment

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

  • Use warp preparation technologies

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

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Consult technical resources

    Read and interpret such technical resources such as digital or paper drawings and adjustment data in order to properly set up a machine or working tool, or to assemble mechanical equipment.

  • Operate welding equipment

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Carpet cleaning technician
  • Field service technician
  • Grave yard weave technician
  • Knitting room technician
  • Analytical laboratory technician
  • Product development technician
  • Equipment service technician trainee
  • Maintenance technician
  • Quality tech ii - oxford, nc (12 hour shift 7:00 pm - 7:30 am)