Wet Finishing Operative

Mill Operations
You will be processing the wet finishing of cloth by operating various pieces of machinery.

We have openings for Finishing Operatives who will be trained to become skilled in the finishing of the luxurious cloths that become our products. 

Role Description: 

  • You can expect to learn, over time, about 15 different machines and 27 different processes.
  • It’s a secret world where touch, feel and senses play a huge part in the creation of the luxurious fabrics
  • As it’s not an exact science, this adds to the magic, and to the skill level. 
  • No experience is necessary as full training will be provided. You may also have the opportunity to further your training by undertaking an SVQ in Manufacturing Textile Products.

This is a full-time, permanent role working 39 hours per week. Shifts will be worked on a 2 week rotation, rotating early and back shifts.

About you

You will have:

  • A dedication to learn new skills
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • A passion to create beautiful products
  • Good colour vision and attention to detail

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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