Textile quality inspector

Description

Textile quality inspectors ensure that the manufactured of textile products is compliant with predetermined specifications.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to textile quality inspector:

textile products inspector
quality textile inspector
textile quality analyst
textile quality assurance inspector

Minimum qualifications

A high school diploma is generally required to work as a textile quality inspector.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Textile quality inspector is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Textile quality inspector career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to textile quality inspector.

nonwoven textile technician
braiding textile technician
weaving textile technician
spinning textile technician
textile dyeing technician

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of textile quality inspector. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of textile quality inspector with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

textile operations manager
textile quality technician
textile chemical quality technician
textile process controller
textile sourcing merchandiser

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of textile quality inspector.

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Database quality standards: Techniques and methods of estimation and evaluation of system quality and overall database quality, as well as the set quality standards and regulations.
  • Data quality assessment: The process of revealing data issues using ​quality indicators, measures and metrics in order to plan data cleansing and data enrichment strategies according to data quality criteria.
  • Challenging issues in the textile industry: The efficiency aims and environmental issues posed by challenges in the textile industry.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of textile quality inspector.

  • Distinguish accessories: Distinguish accessories in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate accessories based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.
  • Control textile process: Plan and monitor textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.
  • 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.
  • Maintain work standards: Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.
  • Define data quality criteria: Specify the criteria by which data quality is measured for business purposes, such as inconsistencies, incompleteness, usability for purpose and accuracy.
  • Oversee quality control: Monitor and assure the quality of the provided goods or services by overseeing that all the factors of the production meet quality requirements. Supervise product inspection and testing.
  • 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.
  • Distinguish fabrics: Distinguish fabrics in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate fabrics based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.
  • Ensure quality assurance standards for vehicles: Implement and monitor the maintenance, repair and/or recondition of vehicles ensuring all quality assurance standards are met.
  • Manage quality of leather throughout the production process: Manage systems for the customer-focused organisation of leather production processes. It uses strategy, data, and effective communications to integrate the quality approach into the culture and activities of the company and also to achieve the organisation’s mission and goals.
  • 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.
  • Check quality of products in textile production line: 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 textiles or clothing production line.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of textile quality inspector. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Knitting machine technology: Manufacturing technologies which use loop forming techniques to convert yarns into fabrics in order to form knitted fabrics.
  • Dyeing technology: Processes involved in textile dyeing using different dyeing technologies. Also, addition of colours to textile materials using dye stuffs.
  • Nonwoven machine technology: Manufacturing of nonwoven fabrics according to specification. Development, manufacture, properties and evaluation of nonwoven fabrics.
  • Textile chemistry: Chemical processing of textiles such as the reactions of textiles to chemicals.
  • Research and development in textiles: Development of new concepts through the use of scientific and other methods of applied research.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Textile finishing technology: Processes used for changing the properties of textile materials. This includes operating, monitoring and maintaining textile finishing machines.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of textile quality inspector. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Use weft preparation technologies: Prepare bobbins to be used in textile processing.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture knitted textiles: Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture knitted products keeping efficiency and productivity at high levels.
  • Manufacture woven fabrics: Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture woven fabrics.
  • Manufacture staple yarns: Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture staple fiber yarns.
  • Use textile finishing machine technologies: Use textile finishing machine technologies that enable the coating or laminating of fabrics.
  • 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.
  • Process man-made fibres: Converting synthetic granule into man-made-fibres such as filament yarns or staple fibre yarns.
  • Manage data: Administer all types of data resources through their lifecycle by performing data profiling, parsing, standardisation, identity resolution, cleansing, enhancement and auditing. Ensure the data is fit for purpose, using specialised ICT tools to fulfil the data quality criteria.
  • Use warp knitting technologies: Use warp knitting machine technologies that enable the formation of fabrics. Able to set machines for warp knitting, colour and pattern for monitoring and controlling the warp knitting process on electronic automatic warp knitting machines equipped with multifunction microprocessor and software.
  • 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.
  • Use warp preparation technologies: Use warping, sizing, drawing-in and knotting technologies that enable the formation of warps.
  • 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.
  • Manufacture texturised filament yarns: Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture texturised filament yarns.
  • Manufacture weft knitted fabrics: Perform the operation, monitoring and maintenance of machines and processes to manufacture weft knitting fabrics.

ISCO group and title

7543 – Product graders and testers (excluding foods and beverages)


References
  1. Textile quality inspector – ESCO
Last updated on October 22, 2022

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