Night Shift Operative

Mill Operations
We are introducing a permanent night shift to our Purling and Darning departments.

We are introducing a permanent night shift to our Purling and Darning departments.

Purling involves hand and foot co-ordination to operate machinery to twist the fringes of woven fabric at the ends of our luxury rugs and scarves.  It's an essential part of the process and vital that it is done well. 

Darning involves using fine hand skills and needlework to repair any faults made in the cloth during production.

Full training and the opportunity to undertake our Modern Apprenticeship are available for both positions.

About you

You will have:

  • Excellent co-ordination
  • An eye for detail, particularly in regard to quality
  • The ability to follow written instructions
  • Good colour vision

Previous experience working night shift would be beneficial but not necessary.

This is a part-time, permanent position working 33.5 hours a week. The hours of work are Sunday 8pm - 6am and Monday to Thursday 12am - 6am.

About Us

Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand with 225 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 1000 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.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their right to remain and take up paid work in the UK.


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