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John Horsfall & Sons Ltd



Birkby Grange, 85 Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield, HD2 2XB  




John Horsfall & Sons Ltd make and supply textile products such as blankets, duvets, mattress pads, cushions and table linens to many of the world’s airlines.
We are looking to employ a full time sewing machinist in our small Elland workroom, working with two other machinists and alongside staff from our sister company, Interweave Textiles.

While the main work will be cutting and sewing blankets, we need an experienced machinist who can help develop and make more complicated items of soft furnishing as well as having a good general knowledge of other sewing techniques.

They will be developing items/samples for airlines such as British Airways, United, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and Air Mauritius.

The sewing/work room is based at our warehouse in Elland, and the role will also involve sewing items such as sheets, bedspreads, hospital gowns etc. for Interweave at times.

39 hrs per week
Mon-Thurs 8am – 5pm
Fri 8am – 1pm

Responsibilities include:
Cutting, sewing and packing of blankets.
Using Flat bed, overlock, merrow/whip stitch, embroidery machines.
Working as part of a small production sewing team and alongside warehousing staff.
Working with the design team to develop and make samples of new products.

Skills Requirements:
Confident machinist with experience in sewing different types of items.
Patient and precise with a good attention to detail.
Good communication skills and positive work ethic, should work well as part of a team.

Personality Requirements:
Candidate must be punctual, reliable and confident in dealing with people at all levels.
Enthusiastic individual with a flexible and proactive approach to their work and high attention to detail.
A helpful and friendly approach is essential, this is a small team that will be expected to work on their own initiative to a certain extent.


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