Use weaving machine technologies

Description

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.

Alternative labels

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Skill type

skill/competence

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with skills

Essential skill

Use weaving machine technologies is essential to master the following skills:

Manufacture woven fabrics
Tend weaving machines

Optional skill

Use weaving machine technologies is optional for the following skills, according to the role’s responsibility:

Control textile process
Conduct textile testing operations
Evaluate textile characteristics

Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Use weaving machine technologies is an essential skill 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 machinery technician: Textile machinery technicians set up, maintain, inspect and repair mechanical and computer-controlled machinery used in textile manufacturing such as weaving, dyeing and finishing machines.
 
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.
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.

Optional skill

Use weaving machine technologies is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Textile operations manager: Textile operations managers schedule orders and delivery times in order to assure the efficient flow of the production system.
Canvas goods assembler: Canvas goods assemblers construct products made from a closely woven fabrics and leather such as tents, bags or wallets. Artists also use it as painting surface.
Textile quality manager: Textile quality managers implement, manage and promote quality systems. They make sure that the textile products adheres to the quality standards of the organisation. Textile quality managers therefore inspect textile production lines and products.
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.
Textile process controller: Textile process controllers perform textile process operations, technical functions in various aspects of design, production and quality control of textile products, and cost control for processes. They use computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) tools in order to ensure conformity of entire production process to specifications. They compare and exchange individual processes with other departments (e.g cost calculation office) and initiate appropriate actions. They analyse the structure and properties of raw materials used in textiles and assist to prepare specifications for their production, analyse and interpret test data.
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 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.
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.

 


 

References

  1. Use weaving machine technologies – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 21, 2022

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