Sewing Machinist / Seamstress

Exclusive Ballooning is the UK’s latest Hot Air Balloon Envelope Repair Station based in Berkeley, Gloucestershire. We are currently looking for an experienced seamstress with appropriate knowledge of Hot Air Balloons to join our friendly, ever evolving, fun and fast paced team.

We are looking for a confident and skilled machinist/seamstress with preferable experience in all aspects of Hot Air Balloon work. The successful candidate must be able to work well as part of a team but also reliable to work without direct supervision.The position is ideally full time, we will consider part time for an outstanding candidate.

As a sewing machinist/seamstress you will be required to:

  • Work with various grades and types of Hot Air Balloon materials
  • Initiate repairs from drawings and templates
  • Sew and produce complex parts
  • Work as an individual or within a team dependant on task
  • Sew and machine accurately
  • Quality check own work prior to release for inspection
  • Complete paperwork correctly and efficiently
  • Be Punctual, polite, professional and courteous

The sewing machinist/seamstress should have the following skills or experience:

  • Previous experience in sewing Hot Air Balloons
  • Competent user of various types of industrial sewing machines (Twin Needle, Single Needle, Zig-Zag)
  • Experience with French Fell Seams
  • Understanding of sewing machine operations
  • Experience of sewing in a production environment
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good paperwork skills
  • Initiative to raise improvement ideas
  • Skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to be competent in the role
  • Good team tea making skills

In return we will offer you:

  • Fun & Relaxed working environment in a fabulous rural setting
  • Flexible Hours / days to be discussed
  • On Site Parking
  • Competitive Salary depending on experience
  • 20 days annual leave per year
  • All the Earl Grey Tea you can drink

If you are interested in the role and would like to be considered please send your CV with covering letter to