Machine Operative (Tufting)

Holme Mill (Ramsbottom)

Reports to: Operational Supervisor

Hours per week: 48 hours on a rotating day and night shift (plus reasonable overtime as required)

Main Duties: Contribute to the effective running of Cormar’s tufting operation.  Daily duties include tufting machine operation, yarn creeling, splicing, and other duties as from time to time directed by Team Leader / Line Manager.

Job involves: Mobility for full shift, bending, lifting moderate weights, repeatedly twisting, climbing up and down steps repeatedly.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operation of a tufting machine
  • Contribute to the achievement of organisation and department goals through completion of daily duties to required standards
  • Ensure product quality is to required standards
  • Flexibility to cover team and other duties as required
  • Maintain agreed house-keeping standards

Team Cormar:

  • Participate in, and make a positive contribution to Project Teams
  • Adhere to and promote Cormar Values
  • Demonstrate attitudes and behaviours which make a positive contribution to the team, department and company
  • Consider safety in all aspects of work, adhere to site and department safety rules and report all instances of concern. 


  • Contribute to company improvement initiatives (eg. MSQ surveys, culture surveys)
  • Understand how own role impacts on the organisation and department objectives
  • Support Team Leader to deliver the above objectives

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively within the team and in the wider organisation
  • Knowledge of how the department works and how it fits in with the rest of the organisation
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines
  • IT and administration skills commensurate with effectively fulfilling the role
  • NVQ level 2 in Business Improvement Techniques (desirable)

Please send applications to Laura Warrington, HR Assistant, Cormar Carpets, Brookhouse Mill, Greenmount, Bury BL8 4HR, or email 

Machine Operative (Tufting)