Laboratory Technician

Closing date: 12.04.2021


    4 Shift pattern

  14 x 11.25 hr day shifts every 28 days


  Training, development and progression opportunities


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.

About the department and role

Our Textile Laboratory prepares and tests to exacting specifications and provides a reliable service to enable constant quality improvements to processes across our business. The responsibilities of the role include preparing and testing our fabric and yarns (both physical and chemical), record test data accurately and promptly, ensure equipment is working safely and calibrated correctly and report and work to find solutions to any issues that arise.

Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Minimum GCSE or equivalent in science and maths
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication, both written and verbal
  • Good hand dexterity
  • Good arithmetic skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn

The following is desirable

  • Knowledge of manufacturing Laboratory good practice
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience of working in a similar environment

Closing date for applications is 31st January

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.