Profession textile quality technician

Textile quality technicians perform physical laboratory tests on textile materials and products. They compare textile materials and products to standards and interpret results.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Textile technologies

    Textile technologies to design, manufacture and evaluate the properties of textiles.

  • Braiding technology

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

  • 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.).

  • 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. 

Skills

  • Distinguish accessories

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

  • Use textile finishing machine technologies

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

  • Conduct textile testing operations

    Prepare for textile testing and evaluation, gathering the test samples, conducting and recording tests, validating data and presenting results.

  • Evaluate textile characteristics

    Evaluate textiles and their properties in order to manufacture products in conformity with specifications.

  • Measure yarn count

    Be able to measure yarn length and mass to assess fineness of roving, sliver and yarn in different measuring systems.Also able to convert into the various numbering system such as tex, Nm, Ne, denier, etc.

  • Test physical properties of textiles

    Evaluating the physical properties of textiles by using testing methods, normally in accordance with a standard; it includes fibre identification and trouble shooting.

  • Check quality of products in textile production line

    Able to check characteristics of textile products,like yarns, woven, knitted, braided, tufted or nonwoven textiles, finished cloths, ready-make-garments and determine the product quality along different stages of the textile or clothing production line.

  • Maintain work standards

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

  • Control textile process

    Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.

  • Distinguish fabrics

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

Optional knowledge and skills

textile finishing technology manufacture texturised filament yarns research and development in textiles staple spinning machine technology knitting machine technology manufacture non-woven filament products manufacture staple yarns nonwoven machine technology dyeing technology manufacture nonwoven staple products