Coloration Technician

Posted on: 04 March 2022

Company Overview

Colorifix was founded by two synthetic biologists who were developing biological sensors to monitor heavy metal contamination in drinking water in rural Nepal.

While testing these sensors in Kathmandu,  Jim and Orr began to learn about the enormous impact of the dyeing industry on water and human health; and realised that,  rather than simply monitoring the problem,  they had the tools to solve it. With some creativity and a bit of luck,  Colorifix was founded in 2016. 

Job openings

We are looking for a Coloration Technician for our pilot dye house in Cambridge. The Technician will gain practical experience of operating a dye house and expertise in our unique biology-based dye technology— this includes both textile coloration and industrial fermentation. The successful candidate may also be offered training which could lead to professional qualifications in this field.

We are looking for someone who is driven to learn new things and explore a real career opportunity in sustainable textile coloration. The role holder will join a diverse, interdisciplinary team and work in a fast-paced environment that brings together biotechnology, fashion, sustainability, and more.


  • Following and learning the operation (control of equipment and systems)
  • Material preparation for processing
  • Cross train on all machines for maximum flexibility
  • Follow all health and safety rules and regulations
  • Monitor inventory of dyehouse materials
  • Carry out machine operations following the production plan in a timely manner.
  • Maintain cleanliness and operation of all the machines in the production area

Skills & Experience

  • Educated to A-Level
  • An interest in and awareness of environmental sustainability
  • Good colour acuity/recognition
  • Interest in textiles would be an advantage but not a requirement

Who are you? 

  • You have an an open and friendly personality that works well in a team
  • You have strong communication and organisational skills
  • You are self-motivated and have pride in your work
  • You are able to jump into new situations and ways of working
  • You are curious and driven to learn new processes and skills
  • You are a strong problem solver and take initiative to improve processes
  • You have good attention to detail

Apply: Please submit a CV and Cover Letter to with the job title in the subject line. In your cover letter, please tell us why you’re interested in working with Colorifix and why you’d be a good fit for the role.