Inspection Operator

Final Inspection Process Support & Fabric Inspector
This job is no longer available.
  • • £12.24 per hour
  • • 3-Shift work pattern
  • • Company Profit Share
  • • Permanent position


We have a new opportunity within our Finishing Department for an Inspection Operator.


As one of our Inspection Operatives, you would be joining a purpose-driven company and an employer of choice, where we continuously strive to build on our World-Class technical textiles business within a sustainable manufacturing environment.

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.

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 in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field, therefore we provide ongoing development opportunities for individuals to progress at all levels.


The department and the role

Our Final Inspection department is where we inspect and grade all finished fabrics before packing for shipment. You will ensure that our fabric meets our customer’s specifications and requirements.

Our Inspection Operatives are responsible for servicing and loading all the inspection frames, ticketing and wrapping rolls and any other requirements for the smooth running of the department. There are some manual handling requirements, although a power-assisted truck will be available.

Full training is provided for our Operative roles to help you grow and develop your expertise.


Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative
  • An understanding of HS&E and quality issues in a manufacturing environment
  • An understanding of 5S manufacturing principles


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