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 we can offer

  • Engaging work culture
  • Continued learning and development
  • Career progression
  • 34 days holiday per annum
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Company Contribution Pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Tech and Cycle Scheme participation
  • Discounts with local shops and services


For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Advisor, Heathcoat Fabrics Limited, Westexe, TIVERTON, EX16 5LL
United Kingdom

COVID-19 Considerations

Heathcoat Fabrics is supporting our customers, suppliers, visitors and our employees by successfully working to avoid disruptions caused by Coronavirus. We will continue to act responsibly and do what we can to prevent further spread of the virus.