Production Operator – Weaving

weaving operative/weaver opportunity
  • •  £15.51/hr (incl shift premium)
  • •  Popular 4-shift pattern
  • •  Permanent position
  • •  Company profit share
  • Job Ref: 163/187 (please quote)


We have a further opportunity to join our expanding Woven Fabrics production team as a Weaving Operative.


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


Company Overview

Heathcoat Fabrics has been a pioneer in textile manufacturing for more than two centuries, specialising in developing and producing highly engineered technical fabrics. Our market-leading woven fabric 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.

About the department and role

Our Weaving facility is equipped with the latest generation section warping and threading capability and industry-leading looms. As a Weaving Operative, you will play a crucial role in our manufacturing process, operating and maintaining an impressive range of high-technology weaving machinery to produce high-quality technical woven fabrics, ensuring optimum quality is achieved and maintained.

We are looking for a Weaving Operative who takes pride in their work to join our skilled team. As a Weaving Operative, you will play a crucial role in our manufacturing process, operating weaving machinery to produce high-quality technical fabric.

The role would suit an enthusiastic and practical individual with a desire to develop themselves further within the department. This is an exciting opportunity for dedicated individuals who value the satisfaction of producing high-quality products.

Responsibilities include operating and monitoring weaving machinery and powered manual handling equipment, to ensure efficient and accurate fabric production. You will be expected to adhere to production schedules and meet Health, Safety and quality standards to the highest level. You will need to be able to collaborate with team members to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues to support deadlines and customer requirements.

Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Experience working with machinery or in a similar role is an advantage but not essential.

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