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Textile Mechanic

Textile mechanics set up, adjust and maintain machines used in the textile, clothing and footwear industries.

Duties & Tasks
Textile mechanics may perform the following tasks:
  • use tools and instruments to set up machines
  • start machines for trial runs to ensure they are running properly
  • diagnose and fix processing faults on textile equipment
  • inspect yarns and fabrics produced
  • repair or replace faulty parts
  • organise the smooth running of shifts and prevent problems from occurring
  • adjust machine settings to meet design specifications.
  • Working conditions
    Textile mechanics usually work shifts.
    Personal requirements
  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
  • mechanical aptitude
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • able to work quickly to locate and fix problems
  • good communication skills.
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