Production Process Operative

Process Operator - Finishing - apply today
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  • • £14.70/hr
  • • Popular 4-Shift work pattern
  • • Permanent position
  • • Company profit share

Due to continued investment in new equipment, we have opportunities for Production Process Operative roles within our Finishing departments.


4 shift rotating pattern – 14 shifts over 28 days

    • 12-hour shifts require working both days and nights
      06:00-18:00 / 18:00-06:00

Full training will be provided


About us

Heathcoat Fabrics are proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation and, as part of our 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, providing ongoing development opportunities for individuals to progress at all levels.

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.


An introduction to the roles

Our Finishing unit is responsible for applying special treatments and dyes to our fabrics before inspecting them ready for shipping. From parachute fabrics to protective apparel and dress nets to healthcare, we have innovative machinery that can treat our fabrics to our customer’s exact requirements, before being shipped off around the globe.

We would welcome applications from anyone who would like to play a pivotal role in our fabric treatment processes, from operating our impressive finishing and dyeing machines to using powered manual handling equipment or using your keen eye for detail to inspect our finished products. Full training is provided for all of our Finishing roles to help you grow and develop your expertise.


What we would like you to demonstrate in your application:

  • An understanding of Health and Safety principles within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in data entry and Microsoft Suit experience
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on own initiative
  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative.
  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment (advantageous but not essential).


As one of our Process Operatives, 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. Use the Apply for a Vacancy button below and become a pivotal part of the production of our pioneering products today.

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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