Technical Operators

Undisclosed Company
Trafford, Greater Manchester
£32532 - £33594 per annum + inclusive of shift allowance/annual bonus
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Several exciting opportunities have arisen for several experienced Technical Operators to join our client, Ekaterra a leading global FMCG tea company. These are full-time, permanent roles, and will be based in Trafford Park, Manchester, paying £33,594 weekday rate (inclusive of shift allowance) and £32,532 weekend rate (inclusive of shift allowance). There are both weekday and weekend roles available.


Week 1 - 7am till 3pm on a Monday to cover team brief, 7am till 2pm Tuesday to Friday

Week 2 - 2pm till 10pm Monday to Thursday, 2pm till 9pm on a Friday

Week 3 - 10pm till 7am (Mon to Thu)


Week 1 - 7am till 7pm Sat & Sun

Week 2 Friday night 9pm till 7am, Saturday & Sunday Night 7pm till 7am

Our well-known client, the brand behind Persil Domestos & Sure, have agreed to sell Ekaterra. Present in more than 100 countries, Ekaterra generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019. With 11 production factories in 4 continents and tea growing estates in three countries, Ekaterra is a profitable and growing business offering a world of wellbeing with the regenerative power of plants to hundreds of millions of consumers. As a standalone entity, Ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the industry with dedicated focus driving greater growth and value.


The Technical Operator is responsible for the operation, maintenance, improvement, and repair of equipment to support the delivery of operational KPIs.



Knowledge and application of technical skills to Operate, Maintain, Improve and Repair equipment. This allows production targets to be met safely, at the right level of quality and on time. Understand the principles of mechanism and motion

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,

Safety - Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures relating to the Sourcing Unit

Food Safety - Understands related site documentation and the importance of food safety within a food manufacturing environment

Workplace Hazards - Full knowledge of the workplace and hazards within it.

Environment - Reduce environmental impacts

Quality - Monitors quality against set standards and reports any product and packaging faults.

Decision Making - Identifies repeated problems with production and repeated causes of breakdowns and suggests how to solve these.

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.

Experience Required:

Core Engineering Skills - Background in Maintenance, Bench fitting and/or machining to operate at Full Technical Operator Level - minimum of 4 years' experience required.

Experience of working as part of an extended team within the manufacturing sector.

Strong leadership and communication skills.

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

Professional Qualifications

Maintenance Engineering or Mechanical Discipline at Post Apprenticeship level

Experience in a similar role within a high speed manufacturing environment.

School leaver qualifications in Reading and Comprehension Writing Mathematics, required to support report writing, data analysis, problem solving, mechanical calculations, leadership,

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