Principal Textiles Scientist

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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    S$7000 - S$10000 per month

  • Contact:

    Abhik Damani

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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My client is a global name in R&D and engineering are on the lookout for an expert Textiles Scientist to be based in Singapore. The successful candidate will eventually be promoted to a Team Lead


  • Assume responsibility to evaluate textiles, processes and techniques
  • Initiate and develop new products / components and concepts in textile / fashion related disciplines
  • Research, design, and develop products for manufacture
  • Act as a chief to ensure constant monitoring of efforts to drive benefit and cost efficiency
  • Decide on optimal design solutions and develop test and measurement capabilities according to requirements
  • Assume prime responsibility for advising on fundamental principles of polymer science, dyeing, finish technology, chemistry, human skin contact and yarn processing dynamics
  • Advise on technical limitations of achieving colour, colourfastness and review of visual colour inspection
  • Identify and validate proposed material compositions to ensure necessary requirements and specifications are met
  • Formulate textile specifications, test protocols and measurement capabilities according to need and statistical analysis
  • Support entire Product Lifecycle Engineering for released products
  • Ensure all business activities comply with ethical requirements of Product Development and Intellectual Property
  • Negotiate with project stakeholders to ensure that design objectives are balanced with overall project objectives
  • Complete relevant internal processes and business plans and ensure testing, verification and validation of designed technologies for textiles / fashion R&D
  • Establish, develop and drive new opportunities in partnership with key suppliers and research institutes across the region
  • Supervise team members and provide guidance to junior engineers
  • Identify new trends for future business opportunities


  • Master or Ph.D. in Polymer, Fibre Science, Textiles, Material Engineering or equivalent with at least 7 - 10 years relevant working experience
  • Experience in Industrial Textile manufacturing, chemical processing, advanced fibres/yarn, fabric development and manufacturing technology.
  • Extensive working knowledge of textile composition and mechanical behaviour of textiles and fibres
  • Thorough understanding of various fabrication techniques, manufacturing processing and secondary processes such as dyeing, finishing, printing, bonding and coating
  • Ability to handle elastic and breathable material and experience with inner wear, sport wear, medical garments etc. will be a plus
  • Knowledge in fabric-foam lamination will be an advantage
  • Experience with Intellectual Property will be a big plus

Please send your resume in WORD format by clicking the apply button below or contact Abhik Damani on +65 6701 1527 for a confidential discussion. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CEI Reg. Number R1544061 (Abhik Damani).