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Shift Technician – Carding & Spinning

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Shift Technician – Carding & Spinning

Shift Technician – Carding & Spinning

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Full Time

We have an exciting vacancy at Ulster Yarns, our Yarn Supply plant based in Dewsbury for a Shift Technician.  This role is engineering based and will involve the set-up, maintenance and repair of a range of textile machinery to ensure maximum production efficiency.

Job Purpose: To set-up, maintain and repair of a range of textile machinery to ensure maximum production efficiency.

You will have

  • A hands-on practical engineering background working with mechanical production machinery & equipment.  You may also be a qualified / time-served apprenticeship, preferably in mechanical related background
  • Quick learner, with the ability to understand how machines operate
  • Ability to recognise, diagnose and correct faults on a range of machinery & equipment
  • Technical competence to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Manual dexterity to carry out all maintenance activities
  • Communication skills to convey SOPs, fault diagnoses and corrective actions to management, apprentices and colleagues
  • Tenacity to work through problems to final completion and correction
  • Composure to react in a positive manner in difficult / emergency breakdown scenarios

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and repair machines in line with the planned and preventative maintenance schedule
  • Ensure machine downtime is carefully monitored, managed and reduced as necessary
  • Proactive and responsive to machine breakdowns to minimise impact on production
  • Diagnose and resolve faults, machine emergencies or unplanned problems in a systematic and logical manner
  • Problem solve one off and recurring issues to implement effective corrective actions
  • Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures for each machine
  • Contribute to the development of planned and preventative maintenance schedules
  • Completion of work records for all maintenance activities
  • Identify, request and purchase a range of machine parts, fixture and components
  • Work as part of a project team on the installation of new machinery
  • Supervise, train and develop apprentice technicians and other colleagues
  • Report all safety and maintenance issues to the Manager

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working in the textiles industry particularly with carding, spinning and finishing processes
  • Experience working with pneumatic equipment

Other qualities:

  • Flexibility to work a range of shift patterns
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to develop within the textiles industry

Additional Responsibilities for all employees:

  • Work is carried out to the highest safety standards and in compliance with safety standards and legislation in place
  • Implementation of all company policy, rules and regulations at all times
  • Procedures are adhered to and a high level of Customer Service is maintained
  • Implementation of the company Equal Opportunity policy at all times
  • Provide flexibility by supporting the management of other departments when required to do so
  • Carry out any other duties as deemed necessary within reason and within competence

If you would like to join the team, send your tailored CV by email to recruit@ulstercarpets.com, or to the Monitoring Officer, Ulster Carpet Mills, Castleisland Factory, Portadown, BT62 1EE.  Tel. 028 38395123.