Textile technicians perform technical functions in various aspects of the design, production and quality control of textile products.
Textile technicians may…
Textile technicians may specialise in dyeing and finishing, fabric design, weaving, knitting or spinning.
Textile technicians may work with the manufacturers of floor coverings, clothing, soft furnishings, basic and specialised textiles.
Textile technicians usually work in laboratories and on the production floor of textiles factories.
To become a textile technician you usually have to complete a Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production.
With experience, and possibly some further training, textile technicians may work as a dye house supervisor, senior laboratory technician or production manager . This will usually require a Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.
Of course you can work at other occupations within this sector, and with further training and experience you can continue to progress along a career pathway that could see you working in a number of senior management positions.
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