Job Opening – NC State University – Textile Studio and Lab Technician

The College of Textiles (COT) is recognized as a worldwide leader in textile education and research. The interdisciplinary COT incorporates

The College of Textiles (COT) is recognized as a worldwide leader in textile education and research. The interdisciplinary COT incorporates programs that approach science from both fundamental and applied perspectives. Current academic and research programs deliver knowledge that informs global textile supply chains based on inputs from chemistry, design, engineering, management and marketing.
Areas of emphasis include: brand management, color science and chemistry, composites, fashion design, fibers, forensics, medical textiles, nano-textiles, nonwovens, polymer science, protective clothing, smart textiles, supply chain management, sustainability, transportation textiles and textile design.

Salary Range: $28,638- $75,825

Minimum Education Requirements:  High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Job Duties: 

The TATM Lab Technician is part of a team tasked with the installation, operation, maintenance and training of specialty textile product development technologies such as computer controlled looms, laser cutting/etching, electronically-controlled flat-bed knitting machines, hand-held knitting machines, embroidery machines, and hand screen printing equipment, maintenance related tasks such as moving furniture, moving/configuring labs, and building display and lab equipment.

The TATM Technician provides technical support services to the students and faculty in the Textile and Apparel, Technology, and Management (TATM) department in the College of Textiles. The TATM Technician assists with the operation and maintenance of lab equipment and space. Additionally, the TATM Technician may assist the senior level technician with technologies such as maintenance of sewing machines, automatic cutters, and digital printers.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Setting up, maintaining, and repairing weaving equipment such as:
    -Multi-Harness Floor looms.
    -Compu-Dobby Looms
    -Thread Controlled Digital Jacquard Manual looms
  • Setting up, maintaining, operating, and repairing knitting equipment
  • Maintain and repairing Embroidery machines
  • Setting up, maintaining, operating, and repairing hand knitting machines
  • Maintain and repairing Laser cutting equipment
  • Screen printing re-mesh repair and maintenance
  • Perform general mechanical maintenance using both power and hand tools

Apply online: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/103778

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