How to become a Textile Technician

Textile technicians perform technical functions in various aspects of the design, production and quality control of textile products.

Personal requirements of a Textile Technician

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • methodical and thorough
  • able to think logically
  • problem-solving skills
  • good communication skills
  • normal colour vision and good colour perception
  • interested in chemistry.

Duties & Tasks of a Textile Technician

Textile technicians may perform the following tasks:

  • analyse the structure and properties of raw materials used in textiles and prepare specifications for their production
  • select and develop dyes to produce fabrics of the required colour
  • obtain and analyse test data
  • carry out or supervise testing and quality control
  • ensure that textiles are colour-fast and meet strength and durability standards
  • engage in research, improving or developing new processes and materials.
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