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Production Technician (Art and Design) - Temp to perm position


Job Title:

Production Technician, art and design

Job Code/ Req#:



Jesmond House
75 Walter Road
Uplands, Swansea SA1 4QA


Travel Required:

Occasional (pan Wales)

Level/Salary Range:

National living wage rate per hour upon successful completion of 2x weeks assessment plus 8x weeks training and 3x months probationary period, plus competitive benefits and incentives

Position Type:

Part time

Flexi time

Full time (to max 28 hrs)

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HR Contact:

Jo Ashburner Farr, CEO

Date posted:

October 2017

Will Train Applicant(s):

8 weeks

Deadline for applications:

Open ended


Applications should be submitted by

Email to

Subject Line:  Application for position of Production Technician, art and design


Red Dragon Manufacturing Ltd
Jesmond House
75 Walter Road
Uplands, Swansea SA1 4QA

Job Description

Reporting to:      Production Lead

Hours of work:  16 hours per week to star (to be negotiated) and up to 28 hrs per week on satisfactory completion of training. Usual working hours are 10am –  5.30 pm (flexible) Monday to Friday. There may be a requirement from time to time to start work earlier or finish later as the role develops and there is potential for an increase in the number of hours offered after 6x months of the start of employment.

Annual leave:    28 pro rata on 40 hours pw including Christmas period and public holidays

Duties and Responsibilities

This job description is designed to give an overview of the tasks and responsibilities for this position. The production (sewing and art/design) departments will however evolve and grow over time to meet business and market demands. The selected individual will be expected to embrace such changes and rise to the challenge of developing their skills over time.

The role of the Production Technican is to support the Production Lead in the interpretation of digital artwork and transfer over to paper and fabric format. 

Understanding scale and ability to accurately measure and calculate dimensions is essential.  This doesn’t involve Maths to A’level standard but it does involve a lot of common sense, and so a practical understanding of calculations and accuracy is the minimum required.

If you have good practical skills and can work quickly and accurately, this job could be ideal for you.  You will need an eye for detail and good levels of concentration.  You will also need to be able to work alone as well as part of a team as required.

Your duties as a Production Technician may include (but are not exclusive to):

·         Clean and precise methods of working
·         An artistic aptitude – sometimes its quicker to draw by pencil than digitally
·         Cutting with scissors in a straight line (not as easy as it sounds)
·         Waste management and use of waste fabrics
·         Stock taking (fabrics) and general organization
·         Precise pinning multiple layers of fabric
·         Using an overhead projector and laptop
·         Using lightboxes and tracing paper and fabric
·         Checking that finished work is without fault
·         Following health and safety guidelines. 

Full training will be given but a basic knowledge from which to start is important. You will work with a variety of fabrics including polyester, cotton, canvas, rope and others.

Essential skills

·         A good understanding of measuring and measurements
·         Excellent attention to detail
·         Conscientious attitude
·         Articulate and grammar-conscious - oral and written
·         Well mannered
·         Level headed
·         Ability to learn and diversify skills
·         Organisational skills
·         Good level of self-presentation
·         Team player
·         Ability to take the initiative
·         Good humour
·         Confidentiality a priority
·         Honesty a pre-requisite.

Desirable skills

·         Full clean driving licence
·         Previous experience of role advertised, although full on the job training will be given to the right person
·         Good telephone manner
·         An interest in flags and vexillology; the manufacture of textile goods; best business practice
·         A flair for design and an imagination to challenge the norm.

Red Dragon Manufacturing Ltd is a registered and award winning social enterprise, an equal opportunities employer, Living Wage accredited business and holder of the Disability Confident certification. 

We believe that ‘attitude is the biggest disability’ and have zero tolerance for bullying and discrimination in the workplace.

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