Profession yarn spinner

Yarn spinners convert fibres into yarns.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Staple spinning machine technology

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

  • 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

  • Finish processing of man-made fibres

    Completing the processing operation of man-made fibres and ensuring that the product is made according to customer specification

  • Convert textile fibres into sliver

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

  • Tend spinning machines

    Operate spinning machines keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.

  • Maintain work standards

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

  • Covert slivers into thread

    Convert slivers into yarns or threads by combing processes converting drafting card sliver to combed sliver. Form short fibre to yarn using yarn and thread processing technologies, mostly ring spinning or open-end spinning (rotor spinning) or alternative spinning techniques. Work in the drafting or drawing process converting sliver into roving and converting roving into yarn, through further drafting and twisting processes. Work on winding machines to reel the yarn from bobbins onto spools or cones.

  • 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.

  • Manufacture staple yarns

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

  • Control textile process

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

  • Evaluate textile characteristics

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

Optional knowledge and skills

process man-made fibres test physical properties of textiles conduct textile testing operations use weft preparation technologies textile technologies