Machine Operative

  • Job Reference: CS1312
  • Date Posted: 8 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Stafflex
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £14.00 to £15.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Chyna St. Hilaire

Job Description

Textile Operatives

We are actively recruiting for Textile Machine Operatives on behalf of our client, a multi-award-winning textile manufacturer with two centuries of heritage! Our client creates high quality finishes on an ever-increasing range of fabrics, from the finest worsted suiting, specialised safety clothing and upholstery to public transport.

Pay: Starting from £14p/h

Hours: 6am - 6pm Fri - Sun (Training is mandatory for 3/4 weeks working either 6am - 2pm or 2pm - 10pm Monday - Friday)

Job Type: Temporary - Permanent.


  • Following cut plan and identifying fabric to cut.
  • Moving of fabric rolls and cutting down to required lengths.
  • Sewing up and correctly marking of fabric.
  • Operation of griege room machines, tumbler, bagging and dry cleaner.
  • Re-sewing of Cloth for the tenter.
  • Ensuring Weft is kept straight whilst packaging the cloth for the next machine.
  • Pushing Carts from one area of the factory to another.
  • Ensuring stacking and storage is such that it keeps walkways and access points clear.
  • Following Procedures on Worksheets for different fabric Qualities.
  • Assisting in general preparation duties in the factory.
  • Keeping the machine in a clean and safe condition.
  • Reporting any faults or inconsistencies to management.
  • Adhering to health and safety policies and safe systems of work.

Other duties can range from:

  • lifting up to 25kg (will be a physical role)
  • Loading and unloading wagons
  • General maintenance, keeping workstation clean / maintaining company H&S procedures
  • Reading / working from order sheets
  • Liaising with supervisor and other colleagues within your department


  • Previous experience working with machinery within a manufacturing environment.
  • Good attitude toward work with the motivation and willingness to learn and develop.
  • Knowledge / experience within the textile environment advantageous but not essential.
  • During busy periods overtime (early starts / later finishes) are mandatory so must be flexible with working hours.

Next Steps:

If this is something you are interested in and think you would be suitable for, please call either Chyna, Georgia or Rico on 01484 351010 (opt 1) for more information. Alternatively, you can send your CV.