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Job: Textile Technologist (12 Month Fixed Contract - Maternity Cover)

Active since 04-07-2018 Job category Quality / Health / Environment ...
Location Midsomer Norton Level Entry level/Graduate
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type Fixed term contract
Hours 37 Salary £Competitive
Textile Technologist
(12 Month Fixed Contract - Maternity Cover)

Job Overview

The Textile Technologist is responsible for managing a programme of testing in our in-house laboratories, for new fabrics and existing products. Test data is then reported to relevant stakeholders in the business, in order to allow informed purchasing decisions to be taken. Ultimately, the Textile Technologist helps to ensure that our products meet or exceed customers’ performance expectations; enhancing the overall reputation of the business.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities 
  • Verifying materials and products meet performance expectations
  • Preparation, testing, and reporting on all types of fabric and garment testing
  • Liaising with Buyers and Suppliers on results
  • Managing fabric colour assessments, and the colour library
  • Reporting results to Buyers and Suppliers
  • Maintaining and updating laboratory Standard Operating Procedures
  • Monthly and ad-hoc reporting on test results
  • Implementing new reporting procedures and test methods as required
  • Managing calibration and servicing of laboratory equipment
  • Leading tours of the laboratories for customers and other visitors
Essential Requirements
  • Vocational experience or higher education in a laboratory environment
  • Ability to accurately follow a specified test method / process
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong organisation and time management; must be able to manage several tasks at varying stages of completion
  • Thorough, inquisitive, with a keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
  • A team player; being willing to help with other tasks when necessary
What we offer
  • £ Competitive Salary
  • Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week
  • 6.6 weeks’ paid holiday per year
  • Income Protection
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Free Life Assurance
  • Generous Staff Discount on Quality Clothing
About the Company

Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company is part of VF Corporation, a Plc and global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with authentic brands such as:
North Face

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Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Quality / Health / Environment / Safety
Industry / Industries Retail / Wholesale
Region South West

Contact information

Name Donna Holley