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Joshua Ellis & Co Ltd




Grange Valley Road, Grange Road, Batley, WF17 6GH


Company Employed By: Joshua Ellis & Co Ltd

Job Title: Loom Tuner

Department: Weaving

Place of Work: Grange Valley Road, Grange Road, Batley, WF17 6GH

FT / PT: Full Time

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7.30am-4.00pm, Friday 7.30am-3.00pm

Reporting To: Weaving Manager

To work as part of a team providing efficient service within the weaving department with the purpose of maximising weaving and other operating efficiencies:

Principal Duties

To ensure that all looms are kept in peak working condition following a detailed preventative maintenance schedule.  This will include:

  • Prioritising maintenance to ensure maximum loom efficiency
  • Identifying worn or defective parts replacing as and when required
  • Checking and changing lubricants as per the maintenance schedule
  • Internal cleaning

To ensure that loom down time is kept to a minimum through the efficient management of job changes.  Where a job or gear change is required, it will be important to ensure that the tie-on is satisfactorily completed and the job pulled through and checked as necessary.  The following will also be required:

  • Assistance with beam installation
  • Assistance with the tie in procedure
  • Pin dropping and redrafting
  • Removing woven cloth to the perch
  • Programming the computer controller

To ensure that machines in service are operated at their optimum speed and efficiency, with active involvement in managing warp/weft breaks.  This will include the fine tuning of the loom and its constituent parts including dobbies, jacquards or yarn accumulators, where fitted.

  • To assist the company in maintaining its reputation as a weaver of high quality woven fabrics by assisting the Weaving 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.  This will specifically include:

  • Ensuring that all safety interlocks are working correctly, all guards are securely attached and that this check is recorded
  • Ensuring that a high standard of housekeeping is maintained, with particular emphasis and notice taken of oil grease and warp lubricant spillages
  • Adhering to all C.O.S.H.H. guidelines
  • Ensuring that all personal protective equipment as issued is used

Other Duties

The post holder will be required to perform duties appropriate to the post, other than those given in this job description.  The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of the responsibilities entailed.


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