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Textile Testing Assistant

On behalf of our client who is a highly successful, world leading textiles company, we are looking for a laboratory assistant.

The main purpose of this role is to carry out experiments and tests which will be passed to the technical manager for interpretation.

This role will suit a person who has a textiles background, and is looking for a new challenge. It is more important that you have a passion and a knowledge for textiles and understand the process of taking raw materials to a finished product.

Main responsibilities will include:

Check product quality, durability and analyse the properties of fibres and textiles, from evenness to tensile strength.

Be involved in fibre, yarn and fabric sample evaluations, focusing on raw material testing and the maintenance of product standards, which may involve visiting the factory floor and taking samples from various production areas

Conduct routine in process testing

Practical performance testing

Recording test results

Ensure Laboratory organisation and housekeeping are adhered to

Work in line with Health & Safety procedures.

Key skills, knowledge and experience:

Previous experience of textile testing would be a distinct advantage, however if you have experience within textiles, and are looking for a change in career, then the testing part can be trained.

Previous experience of working within a laboratory would be desirable

Demonstrate excellent attention to detail, accuracy and analytical thinking

Ability to work unsupervised

Be literate and numerate and possess good technical and IT Skills

Excellent communication skills


This is an ideal time to join this company who are continually expanding their workforce.


We regret to inform you that only short listed candidates will be contacted

  • Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • Salary: Negotiable DOE
  • Start Date: Immediate Start
  • Areas: Ashton
  • Sectors: Manufacturing & Engineering
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