Production Operator

Undisclosed Company
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Closing date
4 Nov 2021

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Our client manufacture products which include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems and high-performance coatings.

We are currently looking for a new Production Operator to join our team, this will be an ongoing temporary position.

Salary - £9-£11 per hour

Shifts - 24/7 - 12-hour shifts

Key Benefits Include:

  • 28 days paid annual holiday, rising to 33 days with service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension after 12 weeks

Overall Mission

  • Working a 24/7 shift system.
  • Working safely and in line with the highest standards of Good Manufacturing Practice to meet agreed production schedules.
  • Pack at a fast pace with minimum quality errors

Job Responsibilities


  • Work safely in line with behavioural safety principles
  • Compliance with RPE and PPE requirements (including maintenance of personal RPE log)
  • Keep workstations and area clean and tidy.
  • Spot potential hazards and report promptly to team leader and via APR system.
  • Complete weekly guarding and interlock checks and report issues promptly.
  • Assist in safety risk assessments.


  • Comply with the 10 rules of GMP.
  • Ensure the job is carried out to right first time principles.
  • Ensure documentation (manufacturing and packaging records, QIR's, process deviations, cleaning and calibration logs, etc.) and in process checks are completed to required standards.
  • Conduct line clearances to ensure no rogue components are present.
  • Maintain timely awareness of changes to work instructions and quality issues communicated.
  • Resolve problems as they occur e.g. reconciliation issue, out of specification readings.
  • Report any issues to Team Leader/ supervisor immediately.
  • Participate in internal, customer and regulatory audits as required, including necessary preparation/follow up.
  • Assist in GMP Risk Assessments.


  • To operate machinery to specification and meet daily job requirements to achieve scheduled production targets.
  • Evaluate breakdowns/stoppages, inform technician and team leader promptly and always seek out alternative work.
  • Learn departments' processes, procedures and equipment and apply this learning consistently.
  • Engage in Lean Manufacturing processes


  • Co-operate and communicate with colleagues, supervision and support groups.
  • Communicate with colleagues and team leaders at shift handover to ensure any problems are left with full explanations.
  • Continuously develop knowledge and skills to meet business priorities, new product introductions and legislation as communicated by the management team.
  • To participate in training and ensure that all training is applied effectively.
  • Ensure your own training file is kept up to date.
  • Carry out additional duties/projects or six sigma projects as requested.
  • Contribute to and support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • This job also requires performing other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Computer literate in Word and Excel desirable
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing or production environment is strongly essential preferably in a fast paced environment

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