Mill Operations
We have a permanent position available for Weavers to join our company.

We have a permanent position available for Weavers to join our company. Full training is provided for this key role which involves operating weaving looms to produce our luxurious textiles. 

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
  • 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

About the Role

After full training you will be - 

  • 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.

You will work on a 3 shift rotation, working 39 hours per week - 

Week 1 = Monday to Thursday 6am - 2pm and Friday 6am - 5pm

Week 2 = Sunday 8pm - 6am and Monday to Thursday 10pm - 6am

Week 3 = Monday to Thursday 2pm - 10pm

Rate of pay starts from £10.90 per hour and increases with training. Shift allowance is also paid for this role.

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

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.

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