Weaving Machine Operator

WEAVING MACHINE OPERATOR
BELGIUM - WAARSCHOOT


We specialize 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 fibers - such as alpaca, mohair, wool, cotton, Belgian linen, silk, and cashmere - we stay true to the essence of our heritage.


TASK DESCRIPTION

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, provide assistance where needed across all machines, according to a colour code system distinguishing between those requiring master technician intervention (orange codes) and those manageable by weavers (green codes).
  • 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.
  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS
Education No requirements
Work experience A first 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
Others
  • Willing to walk around all day between the machines.
  • Willing to take end responsibility of the weaving machines and their products.
Skills
  • 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.


CONDITIONS
Regular hours per week 40h/week
Paycheck Weekly
Gross salary €19.20/h-€21.35/h (depending on experience)
Estimated net salary.

Included in this estimation:
  • Minimal working hours
  • Shift allowance.
  • Meal vouchers
  • Taxes 22.8%
  • Transport allowance
Early/late shift: +- €580-€640
Night shift: +- €650-€720
Meal vouchers €8/worked day (of which €1.09 taxes)
Extra
  • 12 ADV days per year
  • If you prefer to “fill in the gaps” and alternate between early/late/night shift this is also possible
Shift hours Early shift: 6:00-14:00
Late shift: 14:00-22:00
Fixed night shift: 22:00-6:00
Shift allowance +6% (alternating early/late shift)
+20% (fixed night shift)
Overtime No
How is overtime paid? -


HOUSING AND TRANSPORT
Public transport possible? Yes, train station and buses nearby
Driver’s license and car required? Driver’s license and a car are a plus
Rent of housing 99€/week (double room)
149€/week (single room)
Rent of car (if available) See mobility possibilities
Medical insurance 9€/month


For more information and to apply, contact me directly.
marque.devilliers@noviglobal.com

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Job Type:
Permanent
Job Title:
Weaving Machine Operator
Location:
Belgium - Antwerpen
Sector:
General
Salary:
£Negotiable

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