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Salary Range
€19k - €41k
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In Brief...

Dyehouse workers load large machines with cloth or yarn and control the dyeing process using dyes and chemicals.

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills

  • Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

In Summary - Textile Dyeing Technician

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The Work - Textile Dyeing Technician

As a textile dyeing technician you would create dyes to colour fibres, yarns and fabrics. Your job would be to mix the chemical 'recipe' for dyeing both natural and synthetic textiles. Your work would involve:

  • deciding which chemical dye formula would create the right colour
  • working out the right dyeing method and temperature for the fabric
  • making up a sample dye and checking to make sure it produces the right results
  • producing a final formula for use in the manufacturing process
  • recommending any special finishes or treatments to be applied after the dying process.

You would keep a record of the dye's chemical mix so that you could use it again to get the same results. You would also use these records to check the process if a problem occurs after a fabric has left the factory. The work can be highly technical, and you are likely to use computer-controlled instruments to mix dyes.

Most commonly reported Work Tasks

  • Add dyes, water, detergents, or chemicals to tanks to dilute or strengthen solutions, according to established formulas and solution test results.
  • Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions.
  • Adjust equipment controls to maintain specified heat, tension, and speed.
  • Observe display screens, control panels, equipment, and cloth entering or exiting processes to determine if equipment is operating correctly.
  • Prepare dyeing machines for production runs, and conduct test runs of machines to ensure their proper operation.
  • Monitor factors such as temperatures and dye flow rates to ensure that they are within specified ranges.
  • Start and control machines and equipment to wash, bleach, dye, or otherwise process and finish fabric, yarn, thread, or other textile goods.
  • Examine and feel products to identify defects and variations from coloring and other processing standards.
  • Record production information such as fabric yardage processed, temperature readings, fabric tensions, and machine speeds.
  • Test solutions used to process textile goods to detect variations from standards.

Most commonly reported Work Activities

  • Getting Information Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Processing Information Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Performing General Physical Activities Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Interests - Textile Dyeing Technician

This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Qualities

A responsible attitude is essential. You will need to follow health and safety regulations and pay attention to detail.  
 
You will need to be physically fit - operatives spend most of the time on their feet - and the work involves lifting and carrying (using appropriate lifting gear if necessary). Your colour vision may be tested.

Entry Requirements - Textile Dyeing Technician

Pay & Salary - Textile Dyeing Technician

Salary Range (thousands per year)* €19k - €41k

Data Source(s):
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Last Updated: April, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.

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