Cunningham Covers

Do you need a clever protective cover?

Improving lives through the manufacture of Clever Protective Covers

Call Us  +44(0)28 7964 2638
Do you need a clever protective cover?
Improving lives through the manufacture of Clever Protective Covers
Call Us  +44(0)28 7964 2638

Sewing Machinist

The UK’s leading tarpaulin manufacturers are now recruiting for a motivated Sewing Machinist. Cunningham Covers have been manufacturing covers for over 50 years and specialise in providing clever protective solutions for a variety of industries. These industries include; agriculture, aquaculture, oil & gas, transport and aviation to name a few.

Have you got the drive to develop your career in a bespoke industry, the determination to learn new skills and the “can do attitude” to excel? If you do, then this role is for you.

Read more ‘About Us’.

The Role – Sewing Machinist

Improving Lives through the manufacture of Clever Protective Covers

  • Follow order requirements from job cards and drawings
  • Stitching using industrial single and double needle machines, automatics, binders and overlockers etc.
  • Cutting, gluing and marking materials with tools
  • Fabric assembly in line with order details
  • Sewing a wide variety of fabrics from canvas to industrial strength PVC
  • Manual lifting and packing/unpacking of materials when required
  • Following company guidelines to safely operate equipment

Skills and Experience


  • Manufacturing, sewing, fabric assembly or textile cutting experience


  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a clean, tidy and organised environment
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn and develop skills with continuous on-the-job training

Culture & Benefits

Cunninghams are built on team values and we welcome anyone with the drive and determination to develop a career in the bespoke manufacturing industry. There is scope for role progression with the company through increased variation of skills and strong leadership qualities.

We are looking for individuals with a passion for the role and a ‘can-do attitude’. If that is you, then this role is for you!

What we offer you:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Extensive and continuous training and development
  • Annual pay rises as skills increase
  • Company health insurance
  • Company pensions contributions
  • Job security
  • Clean, friendly working environment
  • In-house job opportunities
  • 32 days guaranteed holidays per year
  • No weekend or shift work
  • Variety of daily routine
  • Onsite canteen facility

Working hours:

Full-Time Hours: Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm, includes 5hrs at 1.5 times the hourly rate. 3pm finish last Friday of every month.


Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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