Textile mechanics set up, adjust and maintain the machines used in textile, clothing and footwear manufacturing industries.
Textile mechanics may…
With experience and sometimes further training, textile mechanics may progress to technician, supervisory or quality control positions.
Textile mechanics may specialise as…
Textile mechanics may be employed in clothing, knitting, textiles, footwear, carpet and weaving. The nature of a textile mechanic's job is changing with the introduction of more and more computerised machinery.
Textile mechanics will usually work in a factory environment such as a spinning or weaving mill.
To become a textiles mechanic you usually have to complete an apprenticeship, Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade).
With experience, and possibly some further training, textiles mechanics may become textiles technicians. This will usually require a Certificate IV in Engineering.
Of course you can work at even higher levels within this occupation and 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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