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Knitting Machine Mechanic

Contract Type: Full Time
Location: Leicestershire
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
REF: 3158_1641819757
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Job Description

I am recruiting for a one-of-a-kind knitwear supplier who specialise in fine gauge knitwear and supply to UK retailers and e-tailers.

With over 50 years experience supplying fashion knitwear they are recruiting for a Knitting Machine Mechanic to be part of an established technical team.

You'll be working with Shima 12gg knitting machines which produce seamless comfortable garments. This is a fantastic opportunity for applicants with a technical or mechanical background to enter the highly competitive fashion industry, working with the very latest advanced knitting machinery.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Manufacturing, monitoring and inspecting output from the Shima machines to ensure it complies to high quality 12gg knitwear samples
  • Oversee and maintain any repairs to our advanced knitting machinery
  • Ensure the knitting room is kept clean and the machines are regularly serviced
  • Thorough communication with other departments in the event of machine breakdowns and issues

Personal Specifications:

  • Experience working as a machine mechanic or maintenance mechanic in the manufacturing sector
  • Experience working in the textiles industry
  • A positive attitude to problem solving and a technical mindset
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a challenging and fast moving environment
  • Problem solving mindset and keen eye for detail