Textile Engineer

Textile Engineering consists of designing and managing all aspects of fabric, textile and apparel systems, fibre, garments and machinery. Textile engineers are involved in many areas of textile manufacturing, from process engineering, R&D, production management, technical sales, quality control and processes that manufacture all of these fibres, fabrics and yarns.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Creativity

  • Excellent Detailing

  • Technical Knowledge

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Persuasive Ability

  • Resilience

  •  Patient

  • Ability to work long hours of work

  • An interest in fashion and textiles

  • Visual Imagination

  • Knowledge and understanding of different textile processes and techniques

PROS

  • Get to learn alot

  • Opportunity to work with the design team

  • Opportunities to enter the computing field

  • A lot of opportunities to start your own textile business

  • Training and skills can be easily transferred to other related or alternative career options

  • Satisfaction of seeing your creations

  • Highly demanding job

CONS

  • Very competitive

  • Stressful work

  • Running a business is more profitable

  • Work may involve exposure to harmful chemicals and dyes

  • Average salary

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Companies

  • Should have good knowledge of the fabrics

  • Should have good knowledge of the machinery

  • Should be able to produce a good end product with raw materials

  • Should have good communication skills

  • Should be a team player

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