Textile Laboratory Assistant
Specialization: Textile Technology
- Secondary School-Leaving Certificate: Fachoberschulreife
- Selection Process: application and interviews
- Aptitude Test: no
- Length of Training: 3.5 years
- Professional Association: Industrie- und Handelskammer Mittlerer Niederrhein
- Exam: mid exam and final exam
- Further Training: Meisterin oder Meister, Technikerin oder Techniker
Textile laboratory assistants work in a research and development lab or in the textile industry. The complete their assigned duties independently, record results from tests, investigations, and observations in a log, and analyze and evaluate them. In the chemical industry, you are involved in the development and testing of new dyes and textile auxiliary agents, for the grafting of natural and chemical fibers, threads, and fabrics. You test and improve existing products, support customers in finding a solution for application problems, and perform quality controls. Textile laborary assistants are specialists in company labs in the textile industry. They test dyed material for light fastness, investigate textile products for their wrinkle resistance, elasticity, and the capacity to withstand stresses, and clear up cases of damage and customer complaints. Various lab, testing, and measuring instruments, as well as high performance microscopes and computers are available to you to use for your analytical and application-related work.
Practical training takes place in the respective RWTH Aachen institution and is supplemented by inter-company measures.
School training takes place at the Textilakademie NRW (de), Lüpertzender Straße 6, 41061 Mönchengladbach.
Salary, Job Ticket, and Vacation during Training
1st Training Year: 986.82 euros
2nd Training Year: 1,040.96 euros
3rd Training Year: 1,090.61 euros
4th Training Year: 1,159.51 euros
Contributions to capital formation: 13.29 euros
Job Ticket: starting January 1, 2018, 21 euros a month
Christmas Bonus: 95 percent of November salary
Vacation Days: 30 days a year
Brief Information: Textile Laboratory Assistant (de)
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