Tuner / Overlooker

  • Job Reference: AW4727
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2021
  • Recruiter: u&I Search Ltd.
  • Location: West Yorkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Production
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Angela Wilkinson
  • Email: angelaw@uandisearch.com

Job Description

The Company
Our client is a heritage business, established over 180 years ago with a long history as a fully vertical woollen mills and turning raw wool into beautiful product for apparel, accessories and furnishing industry, supplying global markets. They currently have an excellent opportunity for two loom technicians / overlookers to work as part of the team providing an efficient service within the weaving department, with the purpose of maximising weaving and other operating efficiencies. 

Tuner / Overlooker - The Role:
- To ensure that loom down time is kept to a minimum through the efficient management of job changes:
Assistance with beam installation and the tie in procedure.
Programming the computer in the manager’s office.
- To ensure that machines are operated at their optimum speed and efficiency.
- To assist the company in the high quality of woven fabrics, by ensuring that the production of second quality goods is kept to a minimum:
Assisting the Weaving Shed Manager in the identification and rectification of weaving quality problems.
- To assist in the maintenance of a safe working environment through the strict adherence to company health and safety rules and procedures:
Ensuring that all maintenance, repair and lubrication is carried out when the looms are at a standstill.
Ensuring that machines are only operated in line with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Ensuring that a high standard of housekeeping is maintained, with particular emphasis and notice taken of oil grease and warp lubricant spillages

Tuner / Overlooker - The Candidate:
• Prior experience as a loom tuner is required, preferably using Dornier looms.
• Attention to detail.
• Good literacy/numeracy skills
• Excellent timekeeping.
• Full capacity to recognise and distinguish between different colours.
- Able to work either rotating day shifts or night shifts. 

Tuner / Overlooker - The Package:

- Competitive depending on experience

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