Product Development Technician

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    Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm


  Training and development opportunities available


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.


We have a new and interesting opportunity within our technical team for a Product Development Technician.

About the department and role

Our Product Development Technicians are responsible for setting up the processing routes and the costings via an ERP system, carrying out development trials to achieve customer specification and issuing the production layouts. The role will involve using new techniques and equipment along with improvement activities.

Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Scientific background and practical approach to conducting trials, data collection and analysis, report writing and machine layouts
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to prioritise in changing and pressurised situations

The following are desirable

  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Understanding of textile processing techniques and analysis of the results
  • Experience with textile finishing machines
  • Understanding of Health and Safety, COSHH and Environmental legislation
  • An understanding of ISO9001, ISO14001, QS9000 / IATF16949

The closing date for applications is 19th May

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
  • 34 days holiday per year
  • 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