Dye Laboratory Technician

dye laboratory technician
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A highly interesting opportunity to join us as a technician within our fully equipped Dye Laboratory. Full training will be provided.



    Monday to Friday

8.30 am to 5.00 pm

  £9.66 per hour, incl shift premium

  Training and development opportunities


At Heathcoat Fabrics we strive to be bold and dynamic in everything we do.  We are ambitious and not afraid to experiment and push boundaries within our industry.  Our highly specialist products are manufactured for use in the Automotive, Healthcare, Defence and Aerospace industries, to name a few, and we rely on the creativity, skill and dedication of our people to contribute to some of the most innovative fabric making projects in the world.  We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field and provide opportunities for progression at all levels.


About the department and role

Our Dyelab produces laboratory-scale samples ready for customer approval ensuring the samples achieve all customer and production requirements when designing. The role is responsible for carrying out both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the fabric, chemicals, dyestuff and water used in production areas.

Our Dyelab Technicians develop treatments to correct any bulk jobs that do not meet specifications, while also testing extracts of technical fabrics so they can be released to be processed. The ideal candidate will test dyestuff, chemical and fabric changes and present their findings in a manner ready to be used by Production. Our Dyelab Technicians are also responsible for designing dye systems that meet customer requirements and carrying out analysis work on the process water to monitor trends.

Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Minimum GCSE or equivalent in science and maths
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication, both written and verbal
  • Ability to acute recording
  • Good arithmetic skills

The following are desirable

  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office applications


Closing date for applications is 24th January


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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