Textile Machine Operative

23rd March 2022
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Job Type
Pay Rate
£9.50 per hour


Job Overview

To operate textile machinery at the direction of the Overlooker (Shift Supervisor) in a safe, competent manner, maximising efficiency and ensuring the quality of processed material is fit for purpose.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

General responsibilities:

  • The safe operation of a textile machine or machines
  • Own health and safety whilst operating machinery
  • To ensure the machinery is kept clean to facilitate the fault free running of material and ensure all accessories such as guides, and rollers are maintained.
  • To operate the machinery at optimum efficiency
  • To ensure the minimum amount of waste is produced
  • To ensure material produced is to specification and fit for purpose for further processing or customer delivery.


Key Performance Indicators:


  • Good attention to detail
  • Optimisation of machine capacity
  • Creation of a safe work environment through good housekeeping
  • To acquire multi-skilled attributes through training to promote the flexibility of our production workforce.


Essential Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Good Health and Safety awareness of machine moving parts
  • An understanding of Textile processing from Raw Material to Finished product
  • An understanding of the quality of work required to deliver materials to product specification.

Essential Skills:


  • Good dexterity level
  • Be able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good practical Health and Safety awareness.



  • An understanding of textile processing and textile terminologies.



  • N/A

Person specification:

  • Good communication skills, be able to work within a shift team from instructions given
  • A conscientious attitude towards quality of work and health and safety.
  • Be reliable and trustworthy
  • Willingness to learn.
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