Mill Operations
We have a permanent position available for a Weaver within our company. The role includes running a set of machines, replenishing yarn and reporting any issues. Full training will be provided.

We have a permanent position available for a Weaver within our company. Full training is provided for this key role which is involved in the production of our luxurious textiles. 

Role Description:

  • running a set of looms efficiently
  • repairing broken warp and weft threads in a timely manner
  • keeping the weft creels replenished with yarn
  • monitoring the looms for weaving defects, checking for evenness of colour and pattern
  • reporting any defects/loom problems to the technicians

Once the initial training period is complete, there is an opportunity to enrol in our SQA accreditation SVQ in Manufacturing Textile Products Modern Apprenticeship.

Once fully trained the successful candidate will run multiple looms.

We have 2 shift patterns available:

1 – working a 3 shift rotation, averaging at 39 hours per week

2 – working 2 x12 hour shifts at the weekend (shift times rotating) and 1x8 hour shift during the week. 

Flexible hours will be considered for the right candidate (working a minimum of 24 hours per week).

About You

You will:

  • Have an interest in machines and how they work
  • Be flexible and reliable
  • Have good team working skills
  • Have high attention to detail
  • Have good colour vision
  • Be able to follow written instructions accurately

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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