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What are the main work and responsibilities of a Textile Engineer?

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RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Textile Engineer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh

Textile engineers apply the principles of engineering to design and manufacture of fiber, textiles, apparel and associated processes and products. The profession demand sound knowledge of chemical, industrial and mechanical engineering. Chemical companies that produce polymers and fibers employ textile engineers to develop and improve their manufacturing processes. Firms that uses biomedical materials, composites and sports textiles employ these engineers to research and develop high performance fabrics. Textile labs and manufacturershire these people as process improvement engineers.
Textile engineers are responsible for ensuring the quality of fabrics and yarns produced in the industry. In a marketing and sales role he is responsible for coming up with marketing strategies to ensure sale of products. As a process improvement engineer his job is to come up innovative ideas and techniques to improve the process, production and quality of yarns and fabrics produced in the plant. As a medical textile engineer he has to come up with various chemical compositions which ensures that end product produced in the unit is of superior quality .

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Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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  • Kangra

The main work and responsibilities of the textile engineers have been listed below:

1. The textile engineers have to attend meetings with the management and decide upon the design and the suppliers and the schedule of the various production activities. There are a number of decisions that are being made in such meetings and therefore they are extremely important. They have to present the plan and the whole list of activities that are to be carried out in the production process.

2. They have to decide upon the raw material and contact the suppliers for that. They also need to coordinate with various other coworkers such as supply chain professionals and transporters for the adequate supply of the materials.

3. They work on the manufacturing and the design of the fibres. These are two separate processes and are carried differently. The design team usually work separately from the production team. The textile engineer has to coordinate with the designers and researchers in order to design the right stuff and prepare the designs on the computers. Once designs are prepared and are approved by the higher authority, the production process begins.

4. Throughout the production of the textile material, the textile engineer has to coordinate with the technicians and other engineers so that the quality of the production can be maintained. The quality assurance is usually an important issue for textile engineers and they have to keep a regular check on that. It is their responsibility to create high quality product.

5. The textile engineers also have to get involved in the sales, marketing and distribution of the manufactured products. This is because they are aware about all the technicalities and the features of the product and they can very well explain all this to the clients and customers with ease. Therefore their role in figuring out the marketing strategy is very crucial. They have to get in touch with the sales team and ensure that the sales reach the right customers and they can be scaled over the period of time. Thus they work on various range of activities.

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Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!

The Textile Industry of India:
The Indian Textile Industry boasts of having an overwhelming presence in the economy of the country. The industry plays pivotal role through its contribution to industrial output, employment generation, and export earning of the country. Currently, it contributes about 14% to industrial production, 4% to the GDP and 17% to the country'e export earnings. Notably, it provides employment to over 35 million people. And with decentralization of power loom / hosiery and knitting sectors, and new techniques to produce a variety of products to suit different market sections, there is a huge demand for trained professionals in the textile and apparel industry.

For the growth of the industry, the Indian Ministry of Textiles believes that there is a strong ned to focus on aspects like product development, CAD to develop designing capabilities, investment in trend forecasting to enable growth of industry.

The growth opportunities exists in areas including medical textile, construction textile, packaging textile, baby diapers, home textiles, blankets, bed, toilet and kitchen linen, curtains, drapes, interio blinds, furnishing articles, sacks and bags, tarpaulin, sail, tent, and camping goods.

Required Skills and Personal Qualities:
Textile engineers need to have:
1. To be creative
2. an eye for colour, texture and pattern
3. The ability to visualize things in three dimensions
4. Technical skills in areas such as pattern cutting, grading and garment construction
5. To be able to draw, either by hand or on the computer
6. Good communication skills toexploin their ideas clearly and persuasively.
7. The ability to meet deadlines and work within a budget
8. Business skills and commercial awareness, particularly if they are self-employed
9. Good negotiation skills when selling thir own designs
10. To keep ahead of trends in colour, fabric and style.
11. Strong organizational skills.

Roles and Responsibilites of Textile Engineer:
The main Work and responsibilities of textile engineer are as given:
1. Textile engineers provide technical suggestions and recommendations to designing, marketing, and purchasing, and production staff.
2. They are responsible for creating products in compliance with the given specifications.
3. they need to learn latest trends and requirements of people.
4. They are involved in textile harvesting, which includes production and processing.
5. They develop samples, amend designs, evaluate, identify and choose fabrics from suppliers.
6. One of the important role is they make sure that the final product meets pre-decided specifications in terms of color security and durability.

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