What do they do?
Textile technicians are skilled in a wide range of technical processes including yarn making, carpet tufting and knitting. They prepare the machines for production and ensure the end products are high-quality.
A typical day
Typically, an eight-hour day which can involve shift work.
For yarn making: Washing/blending, carding, spinning, twisting, finishing and checking product quality.
For carpet tufting: Setting up yarn and monitoring tufting processes; backing, finishing and checking product for quality.
For knitting: Using a computer to convert designs to machine knittable files, setting up a machine to read designs, monitoring and adjusting the machine during production to assure quality.