Sewing machine mechanics service, maintain and repair sewing machines in clothing factories. This role serves as a very important link in the production chain, as the factory cannot function at optimum production whilst a machine is out of order.
Some of the tasks that the sewing machine mechanic has to perform include:
Schooling & School Subjects
Grade 10 Certificate
some employers prefer higher qualifications
There are two courses sewing-machine mechanics can follow:
Two-year part-time course: offered 2 nights a week over a period of 2 years. The course provides complete technical training in the setting of machines, the installation of accessories to machines, fitting and turning, as well as three-phase and single-phase electric motors. The course is practically-orientated and there are usually 10 to 12 students per class. On successful completion of the course, the student receives a Diploma in Sewing-Machine Mechanics and Maintenance.
Ten-week part-time course: offered 2 nights a week over a period of 10 weeks. During this course, students learn how to maintain and operate one specific machine in a clothing factory. After successful completion of the practical exams, the student receives a certificate in Sewing-Machine Mechanics and Maintenance. The specific machine that they studied during the course is indicated on the certificate. Both the above-mentioned courses are offered by the Clothing Industry Training Board.
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