Process Operatives (Xtex)

texturising operative in our high-tex Xtex yarn processing department
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  • • Popular 4-Shift work pattern
  • • £14.84/hr (incl shift premium)
  • • Permanent position
  • • Company profit share
  • • Ref: 174/175 (please quote)


We are seeking new Process Operatives to join this key part of our woven fabric production. 


 4-shift rotating pattern – 14 shifts over 28 days

    • 12-hour shifts require working both days and nights
      06:00-18:00 / 18:00-06:00

Training and development opportunities available


About us

Heathcoat Fabrics are proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation and, as part of our team, you will contribute to some of the most innovative technical fabric-making projects anywhere in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field, providing ongoing development opportunities for individuals to progress at all levels.

Our market-leading engineered textiles keep emergency services crews safe, help renewable energy industries combat climate change, protect our armed forces, 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 the role

Our yarn texturising department ‘Xtex’ is the starting point in producing some of Heathcoat Fabrics’ highest-quality technical fabrics. Our Xtex Operatives play a key and active role in improving yarn performance and processibility.

Key responsibilities for this role include operating machinery to a production plan, ensuring the smooth running of the texturising, twisting, covering and winding machines, loading bulk packs of yarn, recording production weights and conducting yarn inspection for quality.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • A logical approach
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your initiative
  • An understanding of health and safety issues in a production environment
  • Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Good dexterity and attention to detail
  • Experience in using electronic machinery
  • Effective communication skills
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn


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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