The path to becoming an embroidery machine repair person is largely self-directed. While no specific degree is available in this field, an individual wishing to pursue a career in embroidery machine repair can learn a great deal from training videos and online resources. Include hands-on training at a commercial embroidery plant to validate your credentials. Use this outline to guide you through the steps to become an embroidery machine repair person
Study embroidery machine basics on your own to learn terminology, function and the principles of machine operation. Go through the free basic training program, "Embroidery Bootcamp," by TexMac for the manufacturer Happy Embroidery Machines.
Secure a position at a commercial embroidery company. Learn every stage of the production process by interacting with the various departments. Ask co-workers to show you what their job entails.
Obtain the "Universal Embroidery Machine Repair" DVD from EmbroideryTrainingVideos.com. Go through the 4-hour DVD several times until you are knowledgeable about the concepts and terminology. Seek opportunities to apply the information in your own job.
Choose a specific type machine for which you would like to become an expert. Study those specific online training videos offered at EmbroideryTrainingVideos.com. Sign up for the "Embroidery and DTG Newsletter" available through this website to keep up to date on industry and machinery news.
Update your employer on your progress with training. Ask for additional responsibility wherever possible so that you can hone your repair skills. Seek employment at a larger commercial embroidery firm, if necessary, to expand your opportunities for advancement.
Contact the manufacturer of the embroidery machinery you work with most often. Ask for an opportunity to work in its factory for a 3-month to 1-year period. Pursue the goal of being able to say you are "factory trained."
Join the Embroidery Trade Association. Apply for jobs with the companies listed in its Embroidery Machine Repair Resources to obtain a full-time position as an embroidery machine repair person.