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NOC Code: NOC Code: 9447a Occupation: Textile inspectors and graders
Occupation Description: Occupation Description:
Textile inspectors and graders in this unit group inspect and grade textile products. They are employed by textile companies. Textile inspectors and graders in this unit group inspect and grade textile products. They are employed by textile companies.

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Essential Skills Essential Skills Levels
Reading Reading 1 2 3
Writing Writing 1 2
Document Use Document Use 1 2 3
Digital Technology Digital Technology 1 2
Oral Communication Oral Communication 1 2 3
Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting 1 2
Measurement and Calculation Measurement and Calculation 1 2
Data Analysis Data Analysis 1 2
Numerical Estimation Numerical Estimation 1 2
Job Task Planning and Organizing Job Task Planning and Organizing 1 2 3
Decision Making Decision Making 1 2
Problem Solving Problem Solving 1 2 3
Finding Information Finding Information 1 2

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  • Read notes and email messages which provide information, instructions or reminders. (1)
  • Read shift instructions on assignment boards. (1)
  • Read memos about new rules and procedures or accident prevention information. (2)
  • Read client comments and specifications for fabric samples. (2)
  • Read reports on environmental issues in the workplace. (3)
  • Read safety magazines. (3)
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  • Enter information on various forms, including inspection cards, time tickets, production sheets, supply order forms and quality assurance and inspection data forms. (1)
  • Write memos and email notes to other workers about production deadlines and quality assurance. (2)
  • Write directions for the procedures to be followed to process particular products, such as yarn products. (2)
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Document Use
  • Read shipping and product labels. (1)
  • Read safety posters and signs. (1)
  • Complete time tickets for workers in the plant, recording job numbers, time taken to complete the job and number of pieces completed. (1)
  • Fill out inspection cards and non-conformity reports, identifying faults with products. (2)
  • Consult product specification sheets to find the specific measurements of fabric in different job orders. (2)
  • Read Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) labels on chemicals used in the plant, showing product ingredients, warnings and what to do in case of emergency. (2)
  • Complete supply order forms and quality assurance and inspection data forms. (2)
  • Read invoices listing the style, amount and size of fabric, shipping instructions and special requests from customers. (2)
  • Read cleanup schedules. (2)
  • Fill in production sheets to keep track of the length, weight and style of finished goods. (2)
  • Complete accident reports, detailing how the accident occurred and actions taken. (3)
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Digital Technology
  • Use word processing. For example, write reports and memos. (2)
  • Use a database. For example, enter production data into databases. (2)
  • Use communications software. For example, read and write electronic mail. (2)
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Oral Communication
  • Listen to co-workers on the floor to obtain information, such as details of customer orders. (1)
  • Notify supervisors and mechanics when a machine is broken or its output not conforming to standards. (2)
  • Pass on information about work progress and discuss production concerns. (2)
  • Instruct employees on how to use machinery. (2)
  • Attend meetings with staff and resource personnel to discuss quality assurance and production concerns. (2)
  • Contact suppliers to discuss delivery dates and quantities of supplies. (2)
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding schedules, incoming orders, changes to work procedures, production problems and quality assurance. (2)
  • Give quality control or safety briefings to small groups or chair meetings on these issues. (3)
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Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting
  • Maintain accounting systems to monitor the use of supplies and materials. (1)
  • Complete time schedules for the various orders in progress to determine how many workers are needed for certain jobs. (2)
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Measurement and Calculation
  • Measure lengths of rolls of yarn to verify their quality and their suitability for a production run. (1)
  • Measure the length, width and thickness of fabrics, as part of quality control, to ensure that the measurements conform to the sizes required. (1)
  • Measure air pressure of compression tools and the pressure of padding machines which squeeze water out of fabric. (1)
  • Calculate packaged weights for finished products, adding the weight of the cardboard containers and packaging materials to the weight of the product. (2)
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Data Analysis
  • Compare production data from different time periods. (1)
  • Calculate the average number of fibres in a fabric, to ensure that the quality meets industry standards. (2)
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Numerical Estimation
  • Estimate how much time is needed to produce a product. (2)
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Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Textile inspectors, graders and samplers plan their own priorities of tasks, based on the production deadlines for various jobs. For example, if a shipment must be sent out at a certain time, they will alter their schedule to ensure that all problems, which could delay the shipment, are resolved in time to meet the deadline. (3)
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Decision Making
  • Decide when to set up beams and when to deliver fabric to the next stage. (1)
  • Decide when to stop a machine if a problem occurs and when to begin clean up procedures. (2)
  • Decide whether to accept or downgrade material depending on the number of flaws it contains. (2)
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Problem Solving
  • Tension settings on sewing machines are set too tight, causing wrinkles in the material. Examine machine settings and adjust them to overcome this difficulty. (1)
  • Variation in the colour of fibres is too marked. Change recipes as required to ensure colour consistency in all the batches being used for the same client. (2)
  • Some textile blends are of poor quality. Either add more wool to the blend or add more time in the processing machines to improve the appearance and feel of the fabric. (2)
  • Experiencing challenges when creating new fabrics or when customizing fabrics for clients. Determine the fibres and dyes to be used, the amounts required and the production process itself. (3)
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Finding Information
  • Consult product specification sheets or guides for product information. (1)
  • Retrieve past records of customer orders to find specific information. (1)
  • Refer to procedures manuals to fix problems. (2)
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