Warp Knitting Threader

Knitting Threader operative vacancy
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Knitting Threader operative to join our Warp Warping production department.


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 Warp Knitted Fabrics department is responsible for the manufacture of a wide variety of technical textiles. We have in-house Warping facilities to supply our Knitting machines which produce fabrics with end uses ranging from bridal veiling and nursery products to body armour and sports protection and turbo engine hoses.

Our Knitting Threader operatives are responsible for threading all our Warp Knitting Machines while also unloading and loading warps. Daily tasks would include sleying up yarn, threading guide bars, removal and reinsertion of guide bars, starting machines up and completing all necessary paperwork. Basic mechanical tasks are also expected to be undertaken.


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
  • Previous experience of Knitted Fabric manufacture preferred


  • Methodical and accurate working methods
  • Effective communication skills
  • A logical approach to problem-solving


  3-shift working pattern

Competitive Salary

Training and development opportunities available



The closing date for this vacancy is 23rd September 2021

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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