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Machine Operative

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£10.75 - £12.84 per Hour

Job Description

Machine Operative

We are looking for 3 machine operatives for a manufacturing site in Bridgwater.

This is an excellent opportunity and one not to be missed if this is your skill set

£10.75 base rate of pay rising to £12.84 once fully trained (within 12 weeks on average

Successful candidate will be expected to work slightly different shift pattern during the initial training stage (for first few months) this pattern is going to be: Week 1 - 4 days Monday to Thursday, 12hrs each day. Week 2 - 3 nights, Monday to Wednesday, 12hrs each night shift. Once the training has concluded and in line with operational needs of the business, that individual will move to 4 on 4 off work pattern

Hours of work are:

Day shift - 06;45 - 18:45

Night shift - 18:45 - 06:45

once fully trained hours are

4 on 4 off 12 hour shift from 7 - 7. You will work 2 x 12 hour days followed by 2 x 12 hour nights and then they have 4 off


The training rate is £10.75 rising to £12. 84 when trained, it takes approx 3 months of training to be a competent machine operator . We require experience in a similar manufacturing or machine operating experience , and if you have any basic CNC operating experience this work be an advantage

We require a good job history, not too many changes. Ability to read and write in English and some basic level Maths. We will test these skills at interview .

The holiday are 21 days annual rising to 25 over 4 years. This calculates and 232 hours (29 days x 8 hours) in the first year(prorated to start date).

Pension is auto enrolment 4% from Company 5% from employee, free parking on site. Work wear provided.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in all aspects of the day to running of high-volume performance machine.

  • Preparing the machines for production

  • Cleaning the work area and machinery between production runs

  • Monitoring production to eliminate or reduce waste and down time.

  • Accurately recording production data for use throughout the business, using the Company's in-house computer system

  • Weighing, measuring and labelling finished products and locating accurately to storage points

  • Work closely with the Engineering team on maintenance projects and repairs.

  • Maintaining or Increasing production,

  • Participating in cost saving and process improvements project in order to improve quality standards, safety and output,

  • Maintain health & Safety for self and others at all times

Person Spec

Ability to absorb and apply new job-related information

Is concerned to ensure the accuracy and quality of work and information; maintains watchfulness over a period of time.

Identifies causes of and generates practical solutions through systematic analysis of the situation and through consultation with others.

Committed to consistently delivering quality service/products which meets customer expectations.

Is willing to participate as a full member of a team

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