Circular Knitter

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Circular Knitter

A unique opportunity to join the BYBORRE Knit Lab!

Full-time · AMSTERDAM


We are a textile innovation company based in Amsterdam where we’re focused on drastically changing the textile industry as we know it today. With an in-house knit lab with a range of circular knitting machines, extensive yarn library, a creative atelier and a consultancy design company we are experimenting and innovating to create the highest quality knits.

It is our mission to create conscious creators and invite a wide variety of brands from world leading companies, from sportswear, to fashion, all the way to interior and automotive. Some of these brands include adidas, BMW, Rapha, Gore-Tex, and more. We ask these respected institutions to be “part of something bigger” and explore the power of bespoke and conscious textile creation together with us.

The future of BYBORRE is to allow these brands to create in a conscious manner through our online platform (Create™), digitising the full supply chain from designing your unique textile through to producing the fabric. We believe in transparency, supplying creators with tools to design and construct their own knits, based on their specific requirements, and make textile creation a fundamental part of their design process.

About the team

  • Be part of a dynamic, international team (35+ people) in Amsterdam
  • Mix of experts in different fields (Knit Engineers, Atelier Specialists, Yarn Specialists, Chief Pocket Officer, Knit Designers, in-house digital team and more)
  • You will be working closely with our team of Knit Engineers and be part of our amazing Knit Lab team.

Circular Knitting Technician

As a Circular Knitting Technician, you touch everything that emerges from the knit lab. From the yarn onward, you play a central role in knitting, programming and testing. In this role you will push the boundaries of our machines. You will team up with our other Knit Lab team members to put BYBORRE's core concepts into action.

This is a key career position within our unique textile innovation lab, working with some of the world’s most exciting brands. BYBORRE is a close-knit team and will support and help you to grow if you step up to this exciting challenge.

What you'll be doing

On a day to day base you will:

  • Operate our circular knitting machines focusing on Mayer&Cie and secondary Santoni.
  • Technically knitting and bringing to life designs that come out of our Create™ platform.
  • Technically maintain and manage our machines in partnership with other engineers, to ensure smooth efficiency within the knit lab.
  • Provide technical advice on knitted sample outcomes to our Textile Design, Business Development, Production and Client Services teams.
  • Support in programming knit files using machine software such as: MDS1, Photon, Pulsar, Graph6, SM1 (this is a plus).
  • Incorporate BYBORRE's core ideas in to material development, working to execute on design ideas.
  • Consult and manage the textile development through to production.
  • Handover, guide and educate the external production network (onsite visits).
  • Report challenges and achievements to our machine partners.
  • Work with Textile Designs direction on R&D sprints, from the yarn, structure on to the final textile development.

Skills & experience

What we're looking for in the ideal candidate. Not all of these are must haves, so please take the leap to get in touch even if you don't feel you meet all criteria:

  • 3-5+ years of experience knitting on circular knitting machines.
  • Experience replacing and converting machine parts.
  • Technically minded yet open to unconventional design questions.
  • Flexible, a fast thinker with solution oriented mindset.
  • Understanding and affinity with yarn in the development environment. 
  • Self-motivated and organised way of working.
  • Excited to travel to and support external factory partners.


  • Work at a globally focused, innovative and growing Knit Lab

  • Steep learning and development curves
  • Salary based on experience level
  • Daily travel expenses covered
  • Daily, healthy office lunch, drinks & snacks
  • Be part of a dynamic, international team in Amsterdam
  • Be part of a life changing adventure

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Then we'd love to hear from you, apply now!