Sock Knitter/Mechanic

Due to continued expansion of the business, we are looking for a Sock Knitter and Mechanic to join our Knitting department at the Hawick mill.

Responsible to:      Knitting Managers

About the Role:     Undertaking knitting and maintenance duties on sock machines within the Knitting Department.

This is a full-time permanent position, working 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday over a 2-week shift rotation.

Hourly rate is starting from £13, dependent on experience.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Undertake Sock Knitting Machine Duties
  • Carry out repairs and regular maintenance of sock-knitting machines
  • Undertake Other Related Duties.  

About You:

You will:

  • Sock Knitting experience preferred, but not essential as training will be provided
  • Have strong communication skills with people of all levels
  • Have a flexible attitude towards multi-skilled training
  • Be quality conscious, with a good eye for detail
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Be well organised

The post holder should be able to perform maintenance/repair tasks to machinery and would require a training period of up to 1 year to become sufficiently competent with the knitting process and up to 5 years on all mechanical aspects of the work involved.

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 226 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 1,200 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

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.



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