Laboratory Technician

laboratory manager
Closing date: 14.08.2022


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.


What will you be doing as a Laboratory Technician at Heathcoat Fabrics?

Our Textile Lab prepares and tests to exacting specifications for product release and provide accurate and reliable data for product development and continuous improvement across the business to improve products and processes. The responsibilities of the role include preparing and testing our fabric and yarns (both physical and chemical), recording test data accurately and in a timely manner and ensuring equipment is working safely and calibrated correctly.

This position is an ideal step into laboratory work and the Textile Industry and no previous experience is necessary.


To apply, you should be able to demonstrate:

  • a minimum GCSE or equivalent in science and maths
  • excellent attention to detail
  • good communication, both written and verbal
  • good hand dexterity
  • good arithmetic skills

Please let us know if you also have the following desirable experience and knowledge:

  • experience of using Microsoft Office applications
  • experience of working in a similar environment
  • knowledge of manufacturing laboratory good practice


    Shift pattern – 7 shifts every 14 days

Week 1: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
Week 2: Wed, Thurs
6.00am to 6.00pm (with a 45-minute unpaid break)

  £10.99 per hour, incl shift premium

  Training and development opportunities



Closing date for applications is 14th August 2022.

Please Note: Heathcoat Fabrics will be undertaking essential maintenance from 30th July 2022 until 14th August 2022, so kindly expect a delay in responding to your application.


What we can offer

  • Engaging work culture
  • Continued learning and development
  • Career progression
  • 34 days holiday per annum
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Company Contribution Pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Tech and Cycle Scheme participation
  • Discounts with local shops and services


For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Advisor, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Westexe, TIVERTON, EX16 5LL
United Kingdom

COVID-19 Considerations

Heathcoat Fabrics is supporting our customers, suppliers, visitors and our employees by successfully working to avoid disruptions caused by Coronavirus. We will continue to act responsibly and do what we can to prevent further spread of the virus.