Dyehouse Operative

Mill Operations
We currently have an opening in our Dyehouse, operating machinery and weighing out dye and chemicals.

We currently have an opening in our Dyehouse. Working on a rotational shift system, you will be operating machinery to weigh, dye and dry fibres. You will have a keen eye for detail, making sure colours and quantities are accurate. As an SQA accredited centre, we also offer the opportunity to gain an SVQ qualification as part of your role.

As part of the role, you will be:

  • Operating machinery
  • Accurately weighing out dye stuffs & chemicals by following new and existing recipes
  • Carrying out manual handling tasks, including operating the overhead crane
  • Working to a busy schedule

This post is 39 hours a week, working early, back and night shift on a rotational shift pattern.

Due to some of the equipment used, this role is not suitable for anyone with a pacemaker.

About You

  • Have strong communication and teamworking skills
  • Show high levels of attention to detail
  • Have good colour vision
  • Be able to work to deadlines
  • Be proactive and flexible with the ability to problem solve
  • Be curious and innovative

A forklift license would be beneficial but not essential.

About Us

Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand with over 220 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres. Across three centuries, our family–owned company has carefully sourced cashmere and fine woollen fibres from around the world, applying the latest technology and highest quality craft expertise in our own vertical Scottish mills. Employing over  850 staff, our valued employees and communities are at the heart of everything we do, producing unique, high–quality designs that are made to last. Our brand is focused on sustainability, working with natural, renewable and biodegradable fibres and we are committed to maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.

The company supports the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment wholeheartedly and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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