tyer / smash weaver - weaving technician vacancies
  • •  £14.84-£15.78/hour (including shift premium).
  • •  Full-time, Permanent
  • •  Popular 4-shift pattern
  • •  Company profit share
  • •  Ref: 165 (please quote)

We are looking for an individual to join our Woven Fabric production, playing a key and active role in supporting our weavers & overlookers. The department is the starting point for producing some of our highest-quality technical fabrics.

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 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 Tyer/Smashweaver, you will support loom operatives and overlookers. Key responsibilities for this role include tying new warps following weaving specifications, inspecting fabric to ensure it is correct and fault-free, and repairing warp and weft breaks to ensure maximum productivity.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to work well in a team and on your own initiative
  • An understanding of health and safety issues relating to the production of fabric
  • Attention to detail
  • Previously trained as a weaver
  • Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Good dexterity and attention to detail
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Effective communication skills


  4-shift working pattern
14 day/night shifts every 28 days. Day and night shifts are 11.25 hours


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