Job Title: Dyehouse Manager Reports To: Managing Director
Department/Group: Dyehouse Hours of Work 39hrs
Location: West Yorkshire Travel Required: N/A
Level/Salary Range: Dependant on Experience Position Type: Full Time
Since our formation in 1970, The SIL Group has grown into a world-class vertically integrated group of specialist textile businesses. Individually and collectively, our brands are recognised on the world stage for their heritage, unrivalled quality, sophisticated designs and technical expertise.

We are proud to be a family-owned group where family members remain involved in the day to day running of the business

We specialise in sourcing natural fibres from worldwide origin markets and selling them to a full spectrum of clients who are involved in processing, manufacturing and tailoring the finest fabrics or finished garments.

Our group strength comes from the diversity of our businesses, the stability offered by centralised group support functions and the strategic overview we gain from integrating our market knowledge.

The SIL Group is creating a bright future for textiles by investing in new technology, refining contemporary and bespoke designs and responding to the needs of our customers and our supply chain.

Job Description

·         Experienced dyer with knowledge of piece dyeing, using jet, jig and winch dyeing machines.

·         Knowledge of dyeing various fabrics including: Wool, Poly Wool Blends, Poly Viscose, Cotton, Linen and Polyester.

·         Managing a small team hand on approach essential

·         Knowledge of data colour matching system

·         The preparation of a detailed Technical and Quality Plan as required but usually in connection to the annual budget.

·         Monitoring technical key performance indicators (KPIs) on a regular basis.

·         Planning the work of the dyeing machines on a weekly basis or more often if required ensuring that as many orders as possible have a realistic dyeing date which ensures they are dyed on time and in the correct order.

·         Communicating with the customers on a regular basis updating on orders

·         Managing the dyeing department and its staff to ensure that work is done according to the plan and in accordance with technical procedures.

·         Writing or updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for dyeing and supporting processes.

·         Formulating dye recipes for new shades and maintaining/ updating existing recipes ensuring these are well documented in a structured, robust and transparent system.

·         Programming or managing the programming of the controller system for the dye machines to control the process of dyeing each batch maintaining the integrity of the data on the system so that it is clear how a batch has been dyed including recording any Adds necessary in a clear and transparent way.

·         Quality Control including documenting the systems and procedures required to provide an effective QC system in pursuit of the objectives above.

·         Working with colleagues in Commercial, Production and Finance to ensure that all failings in delivery and quality service are properly recorded and documented as a means to understanding trends and action to correct them.

·         General housekeeping in the laboratory and chemical pumping area. These areas must be kept presentable in anticipation of customer visits.

·         Trial new methods and processes to ensure that the work being carried out in production is being carried to maximum efficiency, using the most effective dyes and chemicals.

·         Carry out regulatory checks.

·         Any other responsibilities or work that may reasonably be expected of you and within your abilities.



Competitive salary

22 days holiday plus bank holidays

Death in service

Auto-enrolment pension scheme

Free on-site parking

Development Opportunities


This is not an exhaustive list of duties but gives an outline of the role and responsibilities of this position.

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