Technical Operator X 2 (Nights)

Staffordshire, Burton-On-Trent
Up to £34324.2 per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation. Our client, a blue chip FMCG company, is currently seeking Technical Operator X 2 based onsite in Burton upon Trent, West Midlands.

This is a temporary role working a 12-hour Night shift 4 on 4 off shift pattern (6pm -6am), average of 39 hours payable per week, paying £24,453 + shift allowance £9,781.20 = £34,324.20.


Technical - Knowledge and application of technical skills to Operate, Maintain, Improve and Repair (OMIR) equipment. This allows production targets to be met safely, at the right level of quality and on time. Full Technical Operator status is dependent on a high level of mechanical competence as defined by the skills profile.

  • Understand the principles of mechanism and motion and be able to conduct changeovers, basic repairs and adjustments (eg Cams, slides, bearings, belts and pulleys). Utilise appropriate lubrication regimes.
  • Understanding of principles and application of pneumatics in the sourcing unit; able to conduct fault finding and basic repair.
  • Monitor and evaluate the condition of equipment, machinery and components through the use of instrumentation and other diagnostic techniques. Liaises with technicians to eliminate sources of contamination.

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 environmental impacts and costs associated with utilities, chemicals and product and operational wastes through maximizing eco-efficient operation.

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

Decision Making - Identifies repeated problems with production and repeated causes of breakdowns and suggests how to solve these. Actively contributes to mechanical and continuous improvements. Makes decisions to minimise production loss e.g mechanical improvements to reduce waste. Makes decisions to support effective team working eg arranging cover and managing training.

Continuous Improvement - Use performance measures to identify and prioritise losses in production area. Apply rigorous Cost Deployment and the Zero loss concept to eliminate losses.

Problem Solving - Identifies, prioritises and addresses problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence. Capable and confident of using Kaizen and other improvement tools.

Leadership - Promote the development of a highly effective and autonomous team through strong communication, leading by example and effective problem solving and conflict management. Maintains focus on goals and targets.

Attitude - Must be a good team player capable of working within a highly effective team; responsible, supportive.

Coaching - Champion specific skills within the semi-autonomous and autonomous team and coach them to others in order to drive excellence.

Business Awareness - Understanding of the need to meet changing demands and the role of marketing and product innovation in growing the business and increasing the company's share.

Administration - Collaborate with colleagues to arrange shift and break cover, induct new employees and address performance shortfalls to ensure that team resources can meet operational requirements.

Digital Capability - Strong understanding and utilization of SAP and other IT systems.


FULL Technical Operator Level - possess Maintenance Engineering or Mechanical Discipline at Post Apprenticeship level (as graded by national standards). E.g. NVQ3 / Full Mechanical Apprenticeship.

DEVELOPING Technical Operator Level- Experience as a Technical Operator in current organisation with a recognised engineering qualification e.g. NVQ2.

ENTRY Technical Operators Level - Prove the necessary aptitude to enter the Technical Operator curriculum, demonstrating basic mechanical knowledge and ability to problem solve in a factory environment.


  • GCSE's or equivalent in Maths and English at grade C or above
  • Experience operating at relevant Technical Operator level or as Single Skilled Mechanical Engineer.
  • Experience of working as part of an extended team within the manufacturing sector.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.


  • Experience of manufacturing in a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Company.
  • Experience as a team member within a project Management team with an awareness of project management tools and techniques.


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