Profession textile technologist

Textile technologists develop and supervise production systems for textiles.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Health and safety in the textile industry

    The requirements, rules and applications of health and safety measures in the textile industry.

  • Textile technologies

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

  • Challenging issues in the textile industry

    The efficiency aims and environmental issues posed by challenges in the textile industry.

  • Braiding technology

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

  • Staple spinning machine technology

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

  • Research and development in textiles

    Development of new concepts through the use of scientific and other methods of applied research.

  • 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. 

  • Portfolio management in textile manufacturing

    The process of managing teams and projects in textile and clothing product development.

Skills

  • Manufacture texturised filament yarns

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture texturised filament yarns.

  • Manufacture non-woven filament products

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture nonwoven filament products, keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Manufacture braided products

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture braided products while keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Distinguish fabrics

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

  • Use textile technique for hand-made products

    Using textile technique to produce hand-made products, such as carpets, tapestry, embroidery, lace, silk screen printing, wearing apparel, etc.

  • 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.

  • Convert textile fibres into sliver

    Convert textile fibres into drafting sliver by working in the fibre opening, carding and drafting process.

  • Manufacture woven fabrics

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

  • Evaluate textile characteristics

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

  • Maintain work standards

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

  • Distinguish accessories

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

  • Manufacture knitted textiles

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture knitted products keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Seek innovation in current practices

    Search for improvements and present innovative solutions, creativity and alternative thinking to develop new technologies, methods or ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

  • Manufacture nonwoven staple products

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture nonwoven staple products, keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Set-up weft knitting machines

    Prepare weft knitting machines. Activities related to preparing for weft knitting process, knitting to specification and keeping the work area clean and safe.

  • Conduct textile testing operations

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

  • Manufacture staple yarns

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture staple fiber yarns.

  • Manufacture man-made fibres

    Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture man-made fibers, ensuring that the product meets the required specifications, keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Develop specifications of technical textiles

    Developing specifications for fibre based technical products with functional performances.

  • Control textile process

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

Optional knowledge and skills

check quality of products in textile production line covert slivers into thread design weft knitted fabrics use weft preparation technologies finish processing of man-made fibres draw sketches to develop textile articles use warp knitting technologies test physical properties of textiles design warp knit fabrics use warp preparation technologies nonwoven machine technology dyeing technology textile finishing technology use weaving machine technologies knitting machine technology