Specialist Weaver

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  • •  £30,433-£31,159 per year
  • •  Full-time, Permanent
  • •  Company profit share

We have exciting opportunities for Specialist Weavers within our Woven Fabrics production facility and are currently looking for enthusiastic and practical individuals wanting to develop themselves further within a technical weaving environment.

Company Overview

Heathcoat Fabrics has been a pioneer in textile manufacturing for more than two centuries, specialising in the development and production of highly engineered technical fabrics. Our market-leading solutions keep emergency service workers safe, help renewable energy industries combat climate change, protect military forces globally, safeguard the environment, enhance the lifespan and efficiency of road, rail and air transport, and even safely deliver a soft landing on distant planets.

The Department and the Role

Heathcoat’s unique weaving capability enables the creation of a diverse and expansive range of products. Our impressive facility is equipped with an extensive range of high technology looms, including flexible, rigid rapiers to high-speed air jet and double beam looms, handling an extensive range of high-performance fibres including spun, multi-filament, monofilament and high tenacity yarns, woven to meet individual customer specifications.

Our Weavers play a vital role in the production and quality of fabric produced on our looms. As a Specialist Weaver, you will provide support to loom operatives and overlookers. You will be responsible for inspecting fabric, carrying out pattern checks, warp starts, identifying and remedying faults along with doffing pieces, filling creels, threading ends, repairing warp and weft breaks and completing inspection sheets.

Essential Skills

  • Trained to appropriate weaver standard
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good knowledge of weaving production process
  • Ability to solve problems in a methodical manner
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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