Profession textile pattern making machine operator
Textile pattern making machine operators create patterns, designs and decoration for textiles and fabrics using machines and equipment. They choose which materials to use and check the quality of the textiles both before and after their work.
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- Textile techniques
Have a thorough understanding of textile processing techniques.
- Textile materials
Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.
- Properties of fabrics
The influence of chemical composition and molecular arrangement of yarn and fibre properties and fabric structure on the physical properties of textile fabrics; the different fibre types, their physical and chemical characteristics and different material characteristics; the materials used in different processes and the effect on materials as they are processed.
- Apply quality standards
Follow procedures which prevent errors in creation and delivery of a product, a solution or a service to customers.
- Modify textile designs
Edit sketches and digital textile designs until they meet up with customers' requirements.
- Adhere to organisational guidelines
Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.
- Apply health and safety standards
Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.
- Decorate textile articles
Decorate wearing apparels and made up textile articles by hand or using machines. Decorate textile articles with ornaments, braided cords, golden yarns, soutaches, jewellery, and cristals.