Shade and Handle Controller

Shade Controller vacancy
This job is no longer 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 technical 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.


Introducing the department and the role

Our Finishing department is responsible for applying special treatments and dyes to our fabrics before inspecting them ready for shipping. From dress nets and parachute fabrics to emergency services PPE, we have innovative machinery that can treat our fabrics to our customers exact requirements, before being shipped off around the globe.

The Shade and Handle Controller is responsible for establishing the standard pattern of new shades and/or quality to be used as the acceptance criteria for subsequent production. You will be responsible for the approval or rejection of all shades and quality handle against required standards as well as maintaining and updating a complete library of current shade standards and customer handle patterns.


What we would like you to demonstrate in your application:


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High levels of accuracy and colour vision
  • Understanding of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Awareness of health and safety in a manufacturing or similar environment
  • Experience in entering data into a PC


  • Knowledge of fabrics, standards and colour descriptions
  • Previous experience in using a Spectro system is desirable but not essential


Hours: Monday-Friday 6:00am-10:00am – 20 hours per week

Salary: £10.36 per hour

Full training will be provided.


Closing date for applications is 29th April 2022


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