Career outlook for textile technologist
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would develop and produce fibres, yarns and fabrics which can be used in clothing and other products. You could work in a range of areas, such as research and development, engineering, production, or quality control.
- Develop new fibres to match trends
- Work closely with designers and customers
- Find ways to improve fabric quality
- Develop and test new chemical processes
- Create new colours for dyeing and printing
- Research better production methods
- Programme computerised textile machinery
- Visit suppliers
- Manage production
- Carry out quality checks
This is a job that requires practical skills as well as good knowledge of physics and chemistry. You would also need to understand different types of textiles and their properties, and know how the manufacturing process works.
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