Manufacturing Lead (Texturising)

manufacturing lead opportunity
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  • • Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • • Permanent position
  • • Salary IRO £35k
  • • Company profit share scheme

About us

Heathcoat Fabrics, honoured with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, invites you to be part of a team where your contribution fuels innovative technical fabric-making projects globally. Your role in the manufacturing process is not just a job; it is a pivotal contribution to initiatives which are recognised and awarded for their excellence and innovation.

At Heathcoat, we are committed to equipping our team with the skills and confidence required to excel, offering ongoing development opportunities that allow for progress in every role. You will become an integral part of a company dedicated to nurturing talent at all levels.

You will play a vital role in producing market-leading engineered textiles that have a far-reaching impact; from safeguarding emergency services crews to contributing to renewable energy industries, and even playing a role in space exploration. Through your dedication to the manufacturing process, you will bring to life products that stand at the forefront of safety, environmental protection, and innovation, creating a better, safer, and more exciting future for all.

The role

The individual in this role is a pivotal figure in ensuring the safety and efficiency of operations within our yarn processing department. Tasked with being the primary contact for controlling material movement, you will also monitor compliance with company, Environmental, Health & Safety issues and legislative standards through regular audits and assessments.

Your role extends to being an active participant in daily status meetings where you are expected to report any concerns promptly and work diligently towards the improvement of safety, quality, delivery, and cost matters. You will be taking a proactive stance in identifying and addressing quality issues affecting production and will have a hands-on approach to improving department efficiencies through data analytics, focusing notably on reducing downtime and improving response times.

A strong emphasis is placed on continuous professional development, with the expectation to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base which is central to identifying training needs and fostering a culture of continuous improvement through various initiatives, including Kaizen events and root cause analyses.

In addition, you will assume a leadership role in the absence of the department manager, overseeing the smooth running of daily operations and managing stock-take activities.

This role demands strong analytical skills to use data in optimising planning processes and material supply chains. Excellent communication skills are also vital across different departments and to present data-driven decisions clearly and effectively. This is a role that stands central to continuous improvement within the department, ensuring it meets business objectives while adhering to the highest standards of safety and efficiency. There will be an opportunity for occasional project work, which will require a flexible approach to working hours as we operate on a 24/7 basis.

What we would like you to demonstrate in your application:

  • Leadership skills – either in or outside the workplace
  • Analytical abilities
  • Experience in hosting meetings
  • Examples of Lean manufacturing, contribution to improvement projects
  • Commitment to professional/personal growth
  • Effective communication skills
  • Evidence of problem-solving skills
  • Experience with inventory management
  • Understanding of manufacturing environments
  • Knowledge of current data analytic tools and techniques

Training will be provided.

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