Machine Technician

Weaving Machine Operator
Belgium – Waarschoot

We specialise in exclusive high-end jacquard and plain fabrics. We ensure the uncompromising quality of our products by selecting only the best yarns, primarily from Belgium, France, Italy, and Peru.
We thrive and search for the natural and elegant fibres, mainly wool, cotton, linen, silk, and cashmere. We understand that look, feel, and finish play an import roll in fabrics and therefore spend unlimited time and budget to reach the best.
Together with our customers we develop products which comply 100% to the requirements of the customers.

All our high-end fabrics are made in Belgium and crafted from the best weaving yarns produced primarily in Belgium, France, Italy, and Peru. By consciously choosing natural fibres - such as alpaca, mohair, wool, cotton, Belgian linen, silk, and cashmere - we stay true to the essence of our heritage.
We are artisanal with the emphasis on artistry and skill. Idealist – the company uses fine natural fibres and materials almost exclusively – its roots and product- focused sensibility are essentially European.
Because we control each step of the process with great care, we are confident in the quality of our jacquard fabrics and plain weaves.

All our jacquard fabrics and plain weaves are made in Belgium and crafted from the best weaving yarns, which are produced primarily in Belgium, France, Italy, and Peru. We consciously choose natural fibres because of their ecological and luxurious character.
We work exclusively with the finest European dyeing houses, and we never make concessions on quality. The rich feel and craftsmanship of our high-end fabrics are our principal hallmarks.

We are seeking skilled and dedicated Weaving Machine Technicians to work during the alternating early/late shift or in the fixed night shift to ensure the uninterrupted operation and optimal performance of our weaving machines. This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals with a passion for technical problem-solving and a desire to contribute to the seamless operation of weaving processes. As a Weaving Machine Technician, you will be responsible for troubleshooting technical issues and malfunctions, conducting preventive maintenance, and contributing to the enhancement of efficiency and effectiveness of the weaving process.

Your responsibilities include the following:
  • Ensure the continuity of the 14 weaving machines by promptly addressing technical issues and machine breakdowns.
  • Perform troubleshooting and resolution of weaving machine malfunctions, providing assistance where needed across all machines, according to a colour code system distinguishing between those requiring master technician intervention and those manageable by weavers.
  • Implement any necessary adjustments or new settings as per the provided plans or instructions. This is primarily computer-controller, but occasionally, mechanical knowledge will be required. E.g. the wrong pattern, the wrong chain etc.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for weavers' inquiries and support them in machine operation.
  • Conduct regular preventive maintenance on various weaving machines to prevent downtime and optimize performance.
  • Propose ideas for the optimization and efficiency improvement of weaving machines.
  • Assist the R&D Manager in arranging the setup of weaving machines and weaving samples.
  • Conduct weaving analyses and contribute to quality improvement initiatives.

Education No specific requirements
Work experience Experience as a technician on weaving machines or a technician in the textile industry (automatic and mechanical weaving machines are both acceptable)
Language Communicative English
  • Willing to walk around all day between the machines.
  • Willing to take end responsibility of the weaving machines and their products.
  • Strong technical knowledge with the ability to diagnose and resolve mechanical issues in weaving machines.
  • Familiarity with weaving machine operations and adjustments.
  • Capability to understand and interpret weaving patterns and yarn types.
Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within teams of 2-3 people.

Please get in touch for additional information and if you wish to apply.
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Machine Technician
Belgium - Antwerpen

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