Upholstery Sewing Machinist


South Normanton


Payment by Result

Job Type:

Full Time, Permanent


39 hours per week, Monday – Thursday 6.30am – 3.00pm and Friday 6.30am – 2.00pm

Role Overview

Company overview

You may not have heard of Whitemeadow before, but we’re sure you’ve sat on one of our sofas at some point! That’s because we supply high quality sofas and upholstered beds to the leading furniture retailers across the UK. Whitemeadow are also the largest privately owned manufacturer in the UK with sites in Sutton in Ashfield, Huthwaite and South Normanton. 

Our mission at Whitemeadow is to constantly strive to lead in our industry, both in terms of product and people. We’re proud of the work we do and the people who work for us. First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and ways of working. This vision takes a multi-disciplined workforce, each with a ‘right first time’ attitude and skills that contribute to pushing us ahead of our competition.

Most companies exist to simply make and sell product. We’re different. We exist because we believe in inspiring, impressing and innovating.

What You'll be Doing

Operating within a fast-paced sewing production environment, you will be working with a vast range of materials and designs, producing items of soft furnishings for sofas, chairs, and beds. You will spend an initial 12-week period within our Sewing Academy where you will be trained on our models and techniques, before entering one of our production sewing rooms.

What We're Looking For

  • An experienced lockstitch machinist (any industry) with a clear understanding of how an industrial lockstitch machine operates, to produce high-quality work.
  • Experience of overlock and twin needle machinery (desirable).
  • Experience of a PBR system (Payment By Result).
  • A basic knowledge of Health and Safety procedures within the workplace.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently or as part of a team.
  • Prepare an efficient workstation and organise workload to ensure a quick, smooth workflow.
  • Ability to work with different fabric types and adjust machine settings accordingly.
  • Strong attention to detail and quality orientated.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Basic troubleshooting skills for sewing machines.
  • Read, interpret, and work to instructions i.e., specifications, standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to work as part of a sewing production team or individually, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.

What you'll get in return

What you’ll get in return

In return you will receive, 30 days holiday per year, voluntary overtime paid at a premium rate, life assurance, guaranteed hours, days, staff discount, high street discount scheme, formal and informal training opportunities, good welfare facilities and other employee benefits and opportunities to enable you to fulfil your potential.

In addition, you will have access to a career without boundaries-this could see you progressing within various areas of the business. The one thing you can be sure of is that is you can have an exciting and varied career at Whitemeadow, where only you set the boundaries to your success.

If you want to be the best you can and be involved in crafting innovative products that people are proud to own, then apply here ……