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Sample Machinist

We are seeking an experienced Sample Machinist for a reputable textiles manufacturer based in Rochdale.

Working hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Mon – Friday, (although you may be required to work on weekends depending on deadlines), and the pay rate is up to £10.00ph, dependant on experience.

What does the role involve?

  • You will be required to undertake sampling processes from cutting to finishing
  • You will be required to interpret design tech packs sketches and base pattern notes to create a fully finished sample
  • You will be working within the design development team to successfully submit samples with production notes etc. to a high standard
  • You will also be given the opportunity to use your own initiative, spot trends and create your own styles based on existing shapes within our pattern library
  • You will be required to plan and organise your work, ensure your area is kept neat and tidy and that all work is completed in a methodical manner
  • There will usually be a requirement to complete samples within a specified time-frame so time-keeping and organisation may prove very important
  • You will also be required to maintain your machinery – regular checks and be able to handle minor operational issues


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have previous sample machinist experience or have worked for some time in a similar environment
  • Possess Garment tech pack knowledge and interpretation skills
  • Be able to fully interpret a base pattern and pattern notes
  • Demonstrate key skills in using lockstitch and over-lockers as well as other key machinery
  • Have a wide knowledge of textiles and their manufacture into quality garments
  • Understand the production process thoroughly
  • IT literate


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: Immediate Start
  • Areas: Rochdale
  • Sectors: Manufacturing & Engineering
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