Fabric Technologist

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Quality department at our Elgin headquarters.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Quality department at our Elgin headquarters. Working within the Quality team, the successful candidates will support the business in delivering world class woven products to some of the most prestigious global luxury brands.  

This is a full time, permanent position within our Quality department.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 0800-1700 and Friday 0800-1300 (39 hours per week).

Salary is starting from £26,000 per annum, dependent on experience.

Role Description:

The key areas of responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting some of our key accounts to deliver exceptional product, manufactured to the highest standards. 
  • Being the quality liaison with our sales team and directly with customers, to set quality standards for production and report on quality performance. 
  • Working with production teams to deliver improvements and smooth the implementation of new product into bulk production. 
  • Participating in the risk assessment process and sign off meetings for new products being launched, including organising the setup of relevant process and standards within the factory and with subcontractors. 
  • Liaising with and providing technical advice to design and production staff.
  • Monitor bulk performance in terms of handle, colour, continuity, performance standards, and compliance.
  • Johnstons are proud to be certified as Responsible Wool Standard and Sustainable Fibre Alliance textile processors, along with other industry certifications.  You will be expected to support these certifications through maintaining our internal systems and processes, liaising with external certification bodies and any relevant subcontractors. 
  • Collaborating with customers and production team members, to elevate the quality of our products and internal processes.

About You

The below are essential to the role:

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent level of experience, preferably in Textiles.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task.
  • Proficient in MS Office software, in particular MS Excel, MS Word & MS PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organisational skills.
  • The ability to prioritise and switch between different tasks as required.
  • Ability to work independently of others and as part of a team.
  • Good colour vision.
  • Previous experience in a technologist role or experience working in woven textiles is desirable but not essential.

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement or qualification. At Johnstons of Elgin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but think your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

About Us:

Founded in 1797, Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand celebrating 225 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres. Across three centuries, our family-owned company has carefully sources cashmere and fine woollen fibres from around the world, applying the latest technology and highest quality craft expertise in our very own vertical Scottish mills. Employing over 1,000 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.

Johnstons of Elgin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer wholeheartedly supporting the principles of equality and diversity to build an inclusive workforce. Our aim is to embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do to create an environment where our employees feel safe to be their whole authentic self without having to downplay or change parts of their identity. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, which goes beyond those characteristics protected by law to include everything that makes us unique, from our backgrounds and experiences to our personalities and ways of thinking.

We endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and encourage any candidate who requires assistance to contact us at hr@johnstonsofelgin.com.

Please note all applicants must be able to provide evidence of their right to remain and take up paid employment in country job is based.

Closing date Friday 24th May 2024

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