Production Support Operative

Final Inspection Process Support & Fabric Inspector
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  2-shift working pattern

6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm


Training and development 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.


About the department and the role

Our Final Inspection department is where we inspect and grade all fabric received from the Finishing department.

Our Support Process Operatives are responsible for servicing and loading all the inspection frames, ticketing and wrapping rolls, and any other requirement for the smooth running of the department. There are some manual handling requirements, although a power-assisted truck will be available.


Skills, knowledge and experience required


  • Ability to demonstrate initiative
  • Good colour vision
  • Good concentration
  • Experience in using a PC for basic tasks
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on your own
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to lift more than 10kg


  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment would be an advantage but not essential
  • An understanding of HS&E and quality issues in a manufacturing environment
  • An understanding of 5S manufacturing principles

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