Profession weaver

Weavers operate the weaving process at traditional hand powered weaving machines (from silk to carpet, from flat to Jacquard). They monitor fabric quality and condition of machines such as woven fabrics for clothing, home-tex or technical end uses. They carry out  mechanic works on machines that convert yarns into fabrics such as blankets, carpets, towels and clothing material. They repair loom malfunctions as reported by the weaver, and complete loom check out sheets.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Textile industry

    Major textile manufacturers on the market of various brands and materials.

  • Textile techniques

    Have a thorough understanding of textile processing techniques.

  • Textile measurement

    Textile measurement units, such as mommes, thread count (the degree of coarseness of a fabric), picks per inch (PPI) and ends per inch (EPI).

  • Textile technologies

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

  • Textile materials

    Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.

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.

  • Tend weaving machines

    Operate weaving machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Cut textiles

    Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

health and safety in the textile industry control textile process conduct textile testing operations sort textile items types of textile fibres sell textiles fabrics produce textile samples place orders for textile materials create patterns for textile products textile industry machinery products work in textile manufacturing teams check quality of products in textile production line properties of fabrics evaluate textile characteristics