Deputy Team Leader (Xtex)

texturising operative in our high-tex Xtex yarn processing department
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  • • Two positions available
  • • Popular 4-Shift work pattern
  • • £16.25/hr
  • • Company profit share
  • • Ref: 167/8 (please quote)


We are looking to recruit two Deputy Team Leaders to join this key part of our woven fabric production. 


About us

Heathcoat Fabrics are proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation and, as part of our team, you will contribute to some of the most innovative technical fabric-making projects anywhere in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field, providing ongoing development opportunities for individuals to progress at all levels.

Our market-leading engineered textiles keep emergency services crews safe, help renewable energy industries combat climate change, protect our armed forces, safeguard the environment, enhance the lifespan and efficiency of road, rail and air transport, and even safely deliver a soft landing on distant planets.

About the department and the role

Our yarn texturising department ‘Xtex’ is the starting point in producing some of Heathcoat Fabrics’ highest-quality technical fabrics. Our Xtex Operatives play a key and active role in improving yarn performance and processibility.

The Deputy Team Leaders will deputise for the Team Leader when they are unavailable on a shift, supplying a constant flow of weft yarn to our Synchrotec weaving production, using high and medium-tenacity texturizing machines, twisting machines, and intermingling technology.

Key responsibilities for this role include assisting with training new starters within the department when required, being responsible for production machinery within an operator’s work area and contributing to any continuous improvement activities within the department as required.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • A logical approach
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your initiative
  • An understanding of health and safety issues in a production environment
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good dexterity and hand-eye coordination
  • Effective communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Office 365 applications and ERP software.


 4-shift rotating pattern – 14 shifts over 28 days

    • 12-hour shifts require working both days and nights
      06:00-18:00 / 18:00-06:00

Training and development opportunities available


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What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK