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Textile Machine Operator

Northern Employment are currently recruiting for a Machine Operative to join the expanding team of a textile manufacturing company based in the Hyde area. The main purpose of this role is to be responsible for operating and tending to the knitting machines.



  • Maintaining safe working practices.
  • Housekeeping/daily maintenance activities (to 5S standards)
  • Compliance with company Works Instructions/Procedures
  • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their “acts or omissions”
  • To co-operate with their employer so the latter can comply with his legal duties
  • Not to interfere or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
  • Any other such duties as requested to you from your line manager.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment for themselves and others within the scope of the company’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • Have a basic understanding of the full range of knitting machines within the department and assist in the first line maintenance of all equipment in the knitting department.
  • Understand and identify all relevant materials and characteristics if yarn and identify common faults or any flaws rendering the product defective, be able to rectify by taking corrective action.
  • Assess and demonstrate understanding if the correct data from the relevant documentation such as, but not limited to, works orders, dimensional check sheet and production specification sheet.
  • Competently perform all relevant production tasks such as but not limited to, dimensional checks, weekly cleaning / maintenance checks, accurately documenting production issues and comments in the day book, when required.
  • Correctly pack, label and mark the production information on the box.
  • Perform routine operations of repair for example, replace needles in the correct position, present pickers, and tube guides etc.
  • Use observational skills to identify and determine the nature of any problems, positional threats to quality and/or production early on in the production cycle and report where required.
  • Any other duties as and when reasonably requested by line manager.


Working hours:

Monday to Friday, 10pm to 6am


If you feel you have the right skills for the role then we would love to hear from you. Please call Ashlea on 01706869444 for more information.

Please note, due to the volume of applicants only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Location: dukinfield
  • Contract Type: Temporary to Permanent
  • Salary: £9.25, per-hour
  • Start Date: Immediate Start
  • Sectors: Industrial, Warehouse & Production, Manufacturing & Engineering, Textiles
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