Knitting Operative

Knitting production operative
This job is no longer available.


We have a number of Operative opportunities within our Knitting production units.


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. 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, and 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 responsibilities

Our Knitted Fabrics department is responsible for the manufacture of a wide variety of technical textiles. We have an in-house Warping department to supply our modern Warp Knitting machines which produce fabrics with end uses ranging from Oekotex Class 1 nursery products to body protection, healthcare products and turbo engine hoses.

Key responsibilities for a Knitting Operative include managing a number of machines both individually and as part of a team, ensuring the smooth running of the department and that our fabrics are manufactured to a high-quality standard. In addition, removing and packaging finished pieces from the machines and completing repairs when required.


Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your own initiative
  • Understanding of Health and Safety requirements
  • Methodical and accurate working methods
  • Effective communication skills
  • A logical approach to problem-solving
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment


  3-shift working pattern


Training and development opportunities available


The closing date for Knitting Operative applications is 5th January 2022

Candidates will not be contacted till after the closing date due to the company Christmas holiday which runs from 23rd December 2021 to 4th January 2022.  

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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