Production Operatives

Our texturising production operatives play a key role in the improvement of yarn performance.
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  4-shift work pattern
14 day/night shifts every 28 days. Day and night shifts are 11.25 hours


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.


About the departments and responsibilities

We have a number of exciting opportunities for production operatives within our Woven Fabrics facility, both in our Yarn Texturising and Weaving production areas.

Our Texturising Operatives play a key and active role in the improvement of yarn performance and processibility. We are the starting point in the production of some of Heathcoat Fabrics highest quality technical fabrics.  Key responsibilities include operating machinery to a production plan, ensuring the smooth running of the yarn texturising and twisting machines, loading bulk packs of yarn, recording production weights and conducting yarn inspection for quality.

Our Weaving facility is equipped with the latest generation section warping capability and our Weaving Operatives are responsible for operating looms and ensuring the optimum quality for the production of fabric is achieved and maintained.  Key responsibilities include inspecting fabrics, identifying and remedying faults, setting up looms for production, ensuring the loom components are maintained and completing administration tasks accurately and on time.


Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Knowledge of health and safety issues relating to production
  • Able to interpret technical specifications and information
  • Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Experience of using electronic machinery
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good dexterity
  • Good numerical skills
  • Experience of using handheld tools
  • A logical approach
  • Ability to work well within a team and on your own
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn

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