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.
Textile mechanics usually work shifts.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
good hand-eye coordination
able to work quickly to locate and fix problems
good communication skills.