Production Process Operatives

Production Process Operative opportunities
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  • •  £24,000-£29,700 per year
  • •  Company profit share
  • •  Full-time, Permanent
  • •  3 & 4-shift patterns are currently available
  • •  Full training will be provided

Due to continued investment in new equipment, we have a number of Production Operative opportunities across all our production areas.

As one of our Process Operators, 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 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, therefore we provide ongoing development opportunities for individuals to progress at all levels.


An introduction to the roles

We have a number of Production Operative vacancies available across our Woven Fabrics, Knitting and Finishing departments and we welcome applications from anyone who would like to play a pivotal role in our fabric production and treatment processes.

Our Operatives are responsible for operating our impressive production machinery and undertaking tasks such as using powered manual handling equipment or quality inspection using a keen eye for detail.

You will be provided with a full training programme to help you grow and develop your expertise, as we are fully committed to ensuring that our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field and therefore provide opportunities for progression at all levels.

We can currently offer 3 and 4-shift options:

    • 3-Shift – 10 shifts over 21 days (days and nights)
      12-hour shifts.
    • 4-Shift – 14 shifts over 28 days (days and nights)
      12-hour shifts.


What we would like you to demonstrate in your application:

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



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