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Weaving operative (Weaver)

Graduate at Burberry

Weaving operative (Weaver)

Graduate at Burberry

  • LocationKeighley, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 09 Jan, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Nov, 2018
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive
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Weaving operative (Weaver)

Department: Supply Chain
City: Keighley
Country: GB

INTRODUCTION

Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and intensive focus on design innovation, quality and heritage icons ensure continued brand purity and relevance globally across genders and generations. Burberry believes that in order to be a great brand it must also be a great company and constantly leverages the energy of its compassionate and creative thinking culture to continually innovate and drive the brand forward. Headquartered in London, Burberry is a design, marketing and retail led business with a global reputation for innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies.

JOB PURPOSE

Working as part of a dedicated team you will assist in the production of the Burberry iconic fabric. You will work to the highest quality whilst achieving daily targets and ensuring continuous production on the set of high speed looms. You will support the weaving team by providing technical solutions and cover where necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To work in a safe manner, undertake courses in manual handling, safe systems at work and understand the risk assessments of working in a textile production environment.
  • To be proficient in the handling of textile yarns, and understand the different yarn types, their construction and constitution.
  • Soft Skills: key technical textile skills such as Draft Plan, Peg Plan, Weft insertion plan and fabric patterns.
  • Hard Skills: must be capable to tie different knots, draw ends through dropper, healds and reed, inspection and fabric mending.
  • Lean awareness: To learn about lean and six-sigma manufacturing techniques such as (5S, Kanban, SOP’s ...) lean tools for problem-solving (Ishikawa, poke yoke...), and apply lean to every activity carried out.
  • Carrying out tasks and duties as directed by the weaving manager and team leader to contribute to the efficient operation of the weaving shed.
  • To maintain and promote excellent communication in the weaving department with the team supervisors
  • Maintaining all safety aspects of the loom i.e. All Control Buttons – Safety Guards
  • Ensure looms are weaving fabric to company quality standards
  • Ensure looms are running to optimum efficiency for fabric style being woven
  • Ensure relevant documentation for warp identification, samples & pieces.
  • To follow company procedure on the documentation of logging faults and passing information to the technician (Overlooker) ​​​

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Textile background
  • Previous manufacturing environment with high-quality standards
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Precision and accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving using Lean tools and techniques
  • GSCE Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent)
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