Textile technologies

Description

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

Alternative labels

textile materials technologies
technologies for textile materials
textile production technologies
textile material production technologies
technologies for textile

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Textile technologies is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

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.
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.
Braiding machine operator: Braiding machine operators supervise the braiding process of a group of machines, monitoring fabric quality and braiding conditions. They inspect braiding machines after set up, start up, and during production to ensure the product being braided is meeting specs and quality standards.
Textile chemical quality technician: Textile chemical quality technicians perform chemical laboratory tests on textile materials and products. They interpret results and support colouration and finishing of textiles.
Textile machine operator: Textile machine operator supervises the textile process of a group of machines, monitoring quality and productivity. They inspect textile machines after set up, start up, and during production to ensure the product meets specs and quality standards.
Textile chemist: Textile chemists coordinate and supervise chemical processes for textiles like yarn and fabric forming such as dyeing and finishing.
Textile product developer: Textile product developers innovate and perform product design of apparel textiles, home textiles, and technical textiles (e.g. agriculture, safety, construction, medicine, mobile tech, environmental protection, sports, etc.). They apply scientific and technical principles to develop innovative textile products.
Knitting machine operator: Knitting machine operators set up, operate and monitor knitting machines. They work with specialised machinery, techniques and materials to process threads of yarn into knitted products such as clothing, carpets or rope. They maintain and repair knitting machinery and ensure operations run without problems.
Textile technologist: Textile technologists develop and supervise production systems for textiles.
Textile quality inspector: Textile quality inspectors ensure that the manufactured of textile products is compliant with predetermined specifications.
Carpet weaver: Carpet weavers operate machinery to create textile floor coverings. They create carpets and rugs from wool or synthetic textiles using specialised equipment. Carpet weavers can use diverse methods such as weaving, knotting or tufting to create carpets of different styles.
Textile sourcing merchandiser: Textile sourcing merchandisers organise efforts for textile producers from fibre to final products.

Optional knowledge

Textile technologies is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Nonwoven filament machine operator: Nonwoven filament machine operators perform chemical nonwoven processing operations.
Spinning textile technician: Spinning textile technicians perform operations related to setting up spinning processes.
Textile pattern making machine operator: Textile pattern making machine operators create patterns, designs and decoration for textiles and fabrics using machines and equipment. They choose which materials to use and check the quality of the textiles both before and after their work.
Knitting textile technician: Knitting textile technicians perform operations related to setting up knitting processes. They may work in weft or warp knitting factories, using digital information technology (CAD) for patterning. They work in cooperation with the physical laboratory technicians in order to ensure error free knitted fabrics. They are responsible for highest productivity rates.
Finishing textile technician: Finishing textile technicians perform operations related to setting up finishing processes. The finishing processes are the final series of operations that improves the appearance and/or usefulness of textiles.
Textile dyeing technician: Textile dyeing technicians perform operations related to setting up dyeing processes.
Braiding textile technician: Braiding textile technicians perform operations related to setting up the braiding process.
Printing textile technician: Printing textile technicians perform operations related to setting up the printing processes.
Tufting operator: Tufting operators supervise the tufting process of a group of machines, monitoring fabric quality and tufting conditions. They inspect tufting machines after set up, start up, and during production to ensure the product being tufted meets specs and quality standards.
Knitter: Knitters create textiles or fabric by knitting pieces of yarn. They use traditional techniques to create interlocking loops of yarn which form a uniform piece of fabric. Knitters use different techniques, needles and yarn materials to create knitted materials of diverse proportions.
Yarn spinner: Yarn spinners convert fibres into yarns.
Spinning machine operator: Spinning machine operators produce yarns, twists, and other fibres by tending spinning, twisting, winding, and reeling machines. They handle raw materials, prepare them for spinning processes, and use machinery for the purpose. They also perform routine maintenance of the machinery.
Weaving machine supervisor: Weaving machine supervisors monitor the weaving process. They operate the weaving process at automated machines (from silk to carpet, from flat to Jacquard). They monitor fabric quality and condition of mechanical machines such as woven fabrics for clothing, home-tex or technical end uses. They carry out maintenance 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.
Textile, leather and footwear researcher: Textile, leather and footwear researchers combine knowledge of material sciences, chemistry, physics, process technologies, management, and engineering to contribute to future innovations within the fields of textile, wearing apparel, leather, and footwear. They collaborate in multidisciplinary projects in order to combine findings from a diverse array of science fields for product development.
Carpet handicraft worker: Carpet handicraft workers use handicraft techniques to create textile floor coverings. They create carpets and rugs from wool or other textiles using traditional crafting techniques. They can use diverse methods such as weaving, knotting or tufting to create carpets of different styles.
Weaving machine operator: Weaving machine operators set up, operate and monitor weaving machines .They work with specialised machinery, techniques and materials to process threads of yarn into weaved products such as clothing, home-tex or technical end products. They maintain and repair weaving machinery and ensure operations run without problems.
Weaving textile technician: Weaving textile technicians perform operations related to setting up weaving processes.
Nonwoven textile technician: Nonwoven textile technicians perform operations related to setting up non-woven processes.
Screen making technician: Screen making technicians engrave or etch screens for textile printing. 

 


 

References

  1. Textile technologies – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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