Machine Operator (Food Manufacturing)

Undisclosed Company
Staffordshire, Burton-On-Trent
Up to £12.61 per hour + free parking, holiday pay
11 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
Manpower UK
Job Type

Job Title: Machine Process Operator

Start Date: Immediate start

Duration: 3 months minimum with the potential to become permanent

Hours of work: 8 hour shifts - mornings/afternoons/nights - either 4 or 5 days a week depending on the predetermined roster for that week (shift pattern can be provided in advance)

Reporting to: Manufacturing Supervisor

We are looking for a hardworking and reliable person to join the team at a world famous food manufacturer based in Burton on Trent. Immediate start


The Machine Operator is responsible for the safe operation of production equipment to deliver customer requirements through completion of the production plan, adhering to quality standards and maximising cost effectiveness, optimal running and equipment efficiency. The Machine Operator will be expected to carry out cleaning and inspection activities and record any issues/problems with the equipment to pass to the Technical Operator to resolve. The Machine Operator should master the operation of a series of machines in order to provide factory resilience. They will also complete all accompanying stock movements on SAP and some logistics activity to bring raw materials to/from the warehouse adjacent to the packing line.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

Technical - Knowledge and application of technical skills to Operate machinery safely and effectively in order to meet the production plan. Conduct cleaning and lubrication as required.

Safety- Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures relating to the Sourcing Unit and allocated equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole team. Understand the legal responsibility placed upon individuals.

Workplace Hazards - Full knowledge of the workplace and hazards within it. Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment relevant to the task.

Environment - Reduce costs due to waste and minimise impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct management of waste and hazardous materials.

Quality - Monitors quality against set standards and reports any product and packaging faults. Detects process abnormalities quickly and takes emergency action to prevent them.

Continuous Improvement - Knowledge and understanding of the key principles of WCM and an awareness of the tools used to identify and prioritise losses in the production area and eliminate them; role requires data collection. Monitor measures and performance after initial improvements and take further action as required.

Problem Solving - A Working Knowledge of how to identify, prioritise and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence. Must demonstrate initiative.

Decision Making - Can make decisions to reject non-compliant products and to support the work plan for the day.

Teamwork - Must be a good team player capable of working within a highly effective team; responsible, supportive and able communicator.

Administration - Conducts effective hand-over activities and records accurately events that have occurred during shift.

Physical Ability - Machine Operators require a level of agility to move quickly between workstations, ascend and descend steps. Assembly and control operations also require a level of hand eye coordination and finger dexterity.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be flexible within pattern of shift work to accommodate factory shutdowns, training courses etc.

ESSENTIAL: Basic mechanical awareness of the principles for factory automation. Can maintain focus and discipline for the task whilst demonstrating good problem solving skills to protect output targets. IT Skills - Competent in the use of Machine data and control systems that record Material Movement, Losses and Quality. Must also be competent in the use of Microsoft Office; Excel and Word programmes. Ideally will be comfortable completing 2 basic transactions on SAP


Experience as a Machine Operator in a Food Manufacturing Environment.

Experience of manufacturing in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company.

Previous training use a pedestrian pallet truck & reach truck (additional on-site training will also be provided)

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