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What are the most interesting things I can do while working as a Textile Engineer?

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RE: What are the most interesting things I can do while working as a Textile Engineer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
  • Chandigarh

India has one of largest textile industry in the world and it is still expanding at rapid rate. Textile iengineering applies the priciples of engineering to all aspects of fiber, apparel , textile processes, products and machinary. People with a degree in textile engineering are employed in departments of textile plants & companies.In India there aare two main textile sectors - handloom sector and mechanized sector Textyile engineer can work as process engineer, quality control supervisor, process trainee, technical sales, product development , product improvement engineer or medical textile engineer. As aprocess engineer they are expected to look after the whole process involved in the fabric or yarn manufacturing. As a quality control superviosr they are responsibile for ensuring that the material procuced in the manufacturing units meets the qau,ity standards of industry. As a technical sales person they are responsible for marketing of textile machinary. As a product improvement engineer , they are responsible coming up with the innvovative ways of improving the quality of products and manufacturing processes. Some of the top employers that hire textile engineers are arrind mills, grasim industries, bombay dying , JCT& Fab India

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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 in 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's export earnings. Notably, it provides employment to over 35 million people. And with the decantralization of power loom / hosiery and knitting sectors, and new techniques to produce a variety of products to suit different market sections, there is a hugedemand for trained professionals in the textile and apparel industry.

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

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

Most interesting things to do in Textile Industry as a Textile Engineer:
- Textile engineers provide technical suggetions and recommendations to designing, marketing, and purchasing and production staff.
- They are responsible for creating products in compliance with the given specifications.
- They need to learn latest trends and requirements of people.
- They are involved in textile harvesting, which includes production and processing.
- They develop samples, amend designs, evaluate, identify and choose fabrics from the suppliers.
- One of the important role is they make sure that the final product meets pre-decided specifications in terms of color security and durability.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates can have opportunities in production development and management, retail management, apparel designing, visual merchandising, technical designing, fashion writing and editing, quality control, museum collection management and theatrical costuming, etc.

Other related fields and career titles could include operations manager, apparel sales representative, pattern maker, product developer, fashion buyer, fashion consultant, textile research scientist, technical designer, store manager, quality assurance evalutor, costume designer, and many more.

After gaining some experience people can even start up their own venture.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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