Industrial textiles fabricators lay out, cut, assemble and repair products made of various textiles, including canvas and synthetic fabric. They produce awnings, tents, annexes, tarpaulins, horse rugs, vehicle covers, shade cloths, bags, rucksacks, boat covers, banners, pool covers and yacht sails.
Duties & Tasks
Industrial textiles fabricators may perform the following tasks:consult with customers to establish design specifications
produce patterns according to the specifications of technical drawings and designs
select, measure and mark out material
cut material to shape with shears or power cutters
set up and maintain industrial sewing machines
sew pieces of fabric together by hand or using light or industrial sewing machines
hem articles, inserting rope if required, and attach eyelets, grommets, zippers, buckles, straps and other fasteners
attach ropes to products using hand tools
treat material for water and rot proofing
operate high frequency and hot air welding equipment if handling PVC material
make and repair sails for yachts from canvas and synthetic materials.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good hand-eye coordination
enjoy working with numbers
understanding of design and structures.