Warping Operative

warping operative
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  • •  2-Shift, Mon-Fri
  • •  37.5 hrs/wk
  • •  £11.97/hr
  • •  Permanent Position


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

Introducing the department

Our Warping Operatives are key, the important starting point in the production of Heathcoat Fabrics innovative technical textiles. Our Mill Warping Operatives help to supply our Warp Knitting production department so they can produce fabrics with end uses ranging from Oekotex Class 1 nursery goods to body armour ppe, healthcare products and turbo hoses.

Role and responsibilities

The role involves the operation of various machinery and equipment. Key responsibilities of the role include loading and unloading yarn packages onto the creels for Warping; producing bobbins; operating a range of Warping machines; continuous observation to ensure the highest quality standard is met, and maintaining good housekeeping within the department.

You must have a responsible attitude and logical approach, be able to achieve the grade standard within a given training period and work as part of a team. Following health & safety regulations carefully and paying attention to detail are essential. You will be required to demonstrate good hand/eye dexterity, numeracy and literacy skills. A consistent eye for attention to detail is critical.

Requirements for the role

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications and information
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Experience in using electronic machinery
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good dexterity
  • Good numerical skills
  • A logical approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn.


  2-shift working pattern

6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm

(Job ref/112)

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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