Mill Operations
As a Loomer, you will be in a diverse and challenging role as a machine setter.

Why you should join JoE

  • Pay starting from £10.90 an hour
  • Additional shift pay for nights, weekends and rotational shifts
  • Up to 50% discount in shops and restaurants
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Auto-enrolment into our pension scheme from your first day
  • Generous holiday allowance, increasing with length of service
  • Additional overtime payment
  • Active social club, running events throughout the year
  • SVQ accredited training centre, providing in house Modern Apprenticeships

About the Role: 

As a Loomer, you will be in a diverse and challenging role as a machine setter. We are currently looking for a Loomer to join our busy and growing Weaving department.

  • Setting up looms according to work ticket and product specifications
  • Maintaining looms
  • Repairing loom malfunctions
  • Ensuring products meet quality standards
  • Some manual handling tasks and heavy lifting will be required.

Although experience in the textile industry is preferable, no experience is necessary for these posts as full training will be provided in house. You can also join our SVQ Modern Apprenticeship programme and gain a qualification alongside your training, if desired.

These are full time, permanent posts working an average of 39 hours a week over a three shift rotation (early, back and night shifts).

About You:

You will:

  • be able to follow written and verbal instructions
  • enjoy problem solving
  • be flexible and reliable
  • have good team working skills
  • have high attention to detail
  • have good colour vision

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.

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.

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 26th May 2023

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