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 machinesstart machines for trial runs to ensure they are running properlydiagnose and fix processing faults on textile equipmentinspect yarns and fabrics producedrepair or replace faulty partsorganise the smooth running of shifts and prevent problems from occurringadjust machine settings to meet design specifications.
Textile mechanics usually work shifts.
- 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.