Knotter - Nights

Location
Huddersfield
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
22 May 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Ref
00095517
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Production
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join an award winning UK textile innovator, independently owned, specialising in the design & manufacture of contract upholstery fabrics for commercial interiors and mass passenger transport. The company is based in the UK's West Yorkshire textile heartland, with additional manufacturing in Lithuania and Nottingham, from where it extends global reach into some 80 countries worldwide via established offices, warehousing and distribution channels in Europe, North America, China and Australia. This company sells over 8 million metres of fabric a year for use in commercial offices, banks, government departments, universities, NHS, cinema, auditoria and transportation applications in buses, coaches, trains and underground.

Job Purpose:

To prepare the looms to the correct specifications prior to weaving thereby ensuring the highest quality woven fabrics are produced in accordance with preplanned schedules that guarantee lead times and customer demands are met.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:

1. Ensure all production plans are followed and the correct sequence of warps are tied into the correct looms to satisfy production priorities.

2. Deliver right first-time quality and ensure the warps tied into loom are correct to product specification.

3. Identify, and respond to material and equipment issues and rectify them in a timely manner. Report material or equipment defects to a team leader or a member of the Quality Assurance team (QA).

4. Maintain the equipment as per manufacturer's guidelines to ensure production and quality are optimised.

5. Assist the technical tuners with loom style changes to minimise loom down time and ensure lead times are met.

Knowledge and aptitudes required:

- Experience of woven textiles.
- Knowledge and experience of various knotting machines, frameworks, weaving machines and knotting methods.
- Experience of warp plans and patterns.
- The capability to warp tie, remove and replace warp beams.
- Understanding, knowledge and experience of weaving machine set ups.
- Ability to recognise material fault types and rectify them.
- Excellent Health and Safety awareness.

Personal Competencies:

- Ability to work in a busy and fast paced environment.
- A team player who can also work on their own initiative.
- Flexible and self-motivated.
- Work with attention to detail.

Additional Requirements:

- Able to work night shifts.
- Able to perform manual handling tasks, bending, stretching and lifting up to 25kg.

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