Product Performance Engineer

performance engineer vacancy
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If you have a passion for quality and product/process improvement, we have an exciting opportunity within our Woven Fabrics business for a Performance Engineer.


  Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm
£ 30,000-£35,000 per year
Product training and development


As a Performance Engineer, you would be joining a purpose-driven company and an employer of choice, where we continuously strive to build on our World-Class technical textiles business within a sustainable manufacturing environment.

Our market-leading engineered textiles keep emergency services crews safe, help renewable energy industries combat climate change, protect our armed forces, safeguard the environment, enhance the lifespan and efficiency of road, rail and air transport, and even safely deliver a soft landing on distant planets.

Heathcoat Fabrics are proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation and as part of the team, you will contribute to some of the most innovative technical fabric-making projects in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field, therefore we provide ongoing development opportunities for individuals to progress at all levels.

About the department and role

Our Technical Team are responsible for all product and process development/optimisation and product compliance.

Performance Engineers play a key and active role in ensuring the quality of our fabrics are of the highest possible standard while also analysing performance and trends to identify improvements.

Working as part of the Technical Team and within the Woven Fabric business area, as a Performance Engineer you will have a varied role linking production areas to customer expectations and supplier capabilities. This requires liaising with all manufacturing areas within Heathcoat and travelling to meet suppliers & customers, to understand the processes and end-uses related to our products.

The role is critical in monitoring and maintaining product quality and process capability, with a strong focus on improvement.

Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Proven experience of quality standards such as ISO 9001 and ideally IATF 16949
  • Strong analysis skills, with the use of data-driven decision making
  • Proven ability to liaise across the business with suppliers, manufacturing and customers
  • A flexible and logical approach to problem-solving
  • Accurate numeracy and literacy skills and the ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.


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