Working For Us

Working For Us

Current Vacancies

Mechanical Engineering Specialist 

We are seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer or service company or engineering student to provide us with a capability of diagnosing mechanical issues, source parts and solutions and maintain machine availability and functionality. We are open to applications on a full time, part time; semi retirement or contract basis. For further information please visit our news page.


A Bit About Us

The Natural Fibre Company is a specialist wool mill based in Cornwall close to the Devon border. We have 13 staff: seven working in production, and six in management, administration and marketing, with one director/CEO. As well as processing fibre into yarn for others we also launched Blacker Yarns, our own brand of high-quality pure wool yarn. The holding company is called Blacker Sheep. We are a people orientated and value-driven company and enjoy sharing these values with customers and partners.

What We Offer

Great Salary – We are proud to say that we are aiming as far as possible to pay staff near to the Living Foundation living wage once their employment is confirmed following probation.  We also provide paid breaks.

Training – We provide on the job training and opportunities to learn and progress within the business.

Employees Opportunities – Staff Benefits include Workplace Pension, Free Parking On Site, Good Health Support Package, Staff Discount on Blacker Yarns products and Staff Social Events.

A Supportive, Friendly and Progressive environment – We are passionate about our work and all things woolly, and we love to work with people who share our passion. In 2021 we were shortlisted for three Industry Awards and received Highly Commended by MAKE UK. Join our team and be part of our success story.  We are a Cornerstone Employer, working with Careers Hub – Cornwall & Isles of Scilly to support and promote career pathways and opportunities for young people.

General information 

We need people who will be hands on, involved, and who have high energy and fitness levels and good IT skills. Due to our location a clean driving licence and use of a car are pretty much essential.

We are happy to receive speculative CVs which we will retain for six months in the event of suitable opportunities arising. We also welcome applications from those returning to work and who have transferrable skills acquired from other work environments and industries.

Student Interns are welcome for periods of work experience, usually for two to three months, but for a minimum of six weeks. Please email [email protected] attaching a CV and details about your college or university course.

We have a standard contract of employment which we regularly update to comply with best practice and the latest regulations. If you are interested in working for us please e-mail [email protected] (link sends e-mail).

You can find out more about our team and the roles that they carry out here.

Working For Us The Natural Fibre Company

Pictured: Reece, mill operative