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We have a number of exciting training opportunities coming up within our Woven Fabrics production area and are currently looking for enthusiastic and practical trainees that are looking to develop themselves further within the department, initially as a Gaiter.


  4 Shift rota

Competitive salary

Training and development opportunities available


About the department and the role

As a Gaiter, you are responsible for ensuring our looms are fully prepared and ready to be used.

Duties include preparing looms for a tie warp, fitting tie warps into the loom, stripping looms out ready for the Gait, fitting Gaits into the loom, cutting warps out when they are no longer required, removing warp waste, weighing and recording information and cleaning looms when required.


Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • Good dexterity skills
  • A methodical approach
  • Good planning and organising skills
  • Basic level of mechanical knowledge
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety in a textile manufacturing environment


  • Experience of working in a similar environment


Closing date for applications is 16th July.

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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
  • 34 days holiday per year
  • 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