Production Operatives - Continental Shifts

Nippon Electric Glass
Greater Manchester, Hindley
£26201 - £27201 per annum + benefits
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Recruiting now for immediate start dates (Temporary leading to Permanent job roles)

Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) are the world's leading manufacturer of speciality glass. They are currently looking for production operatives to work at their plant in Wigan producing glass fibre for the NHS and the automotive, renewable energy and aerospace markets.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join their team and be part of a forward-thinking, people-focused company where everyone works together to ensure the continued growth of the organisation. You will be offered a competitive salary plus a range of benefits.

The Package:

  • A salary of £26,201 upwards per year paid weekly plus overtime
  • 20 shifts annual leave per year (217hrs)
  • Manpower pension scheme initially
  • Full training and aftercare provided
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free on-site gym facilities
  • Food vending facilities
  • Subsidised employee events
  • Extra Rewards - offering vouchers and discounts

Following successful completion of your training programme you will be required to operate machinery within a safety and quality driven production environment, striving to achieve production targets and maximise efficiency.

Available Positions:

Winder Operator:

You will run a small bank of machines on one of our two furnaces, moving glass fibre bobbins using lifting equipment and powered industrial vehicles and checking all product conforms to the quality standard.


The packer/end-finder role involves a variety of tasks including packing the finished product onto pallets (using lifting equipment), moving completed pallets with the use of powered industrial vehicles and working on the bobbins to ensure they meet specification and are presented correctly for our customers.

In both roles you will be responsible for working safely, meeting quality standards and adhering to your training.

What are we looking for?

  • Must be punctual, positive and have good attention to detail.
  • Someone who can be trusted to work alone but also works well in a team environment.
  • Experience working within a similar role/environment is desired but not essential.
  • As the site is operational 24/7/365 you must be willing to work 12-hour shifts (including every other weekend).

If this sounds like the role for you, apply now by uploading your CV!


We are the UK’s largest manufacture of specialist glass fiber for use in a wide range of industries. Our products are at the very heart of the off-shore Wind Energy initiative, and critical to the light-weighting of vehicles to support electrification to reduce carbon emissions.

Part of the Nippon Electric Glass global empire, NEG Wigan is enjoying one of the most successful periods in our history. We are a people business, and we value our people greatly. We live and breathe our company values, and our "One Team" culture is  delivering our best ever safety performance, year-on-year quality improvements, and our best Plant Yield performance for many years. All of these results are thanks to our positive, inclusive, caring culture developing a working environment that works for all our teammates. It’s a pleasure to be part of "Team Wigan."

Our products have never been in greater demand. Indeed, we are already sold out until the end of 2022, with our customers wanting more products than we can physically make, despite us working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, offering you a long-term placement with us.

Our operatives work 3-days one week, 4 days the next, then follow the same pattern on night shift for two weeks. They earn £26k per annum basic pay including shift allowance. With overtime being a regular feature of our business, many operators increase their annual earnings up to £40k. As well as a great remuneration package, you will receive 20 shifts annual leave each year, Manpower pension scheme, free parking, free on-site gym and the opportunity to join wellness and social events throughout the year.

We are very proud that our Manpower employees are fully integrated into our team. To us, there is no difference between our contract staff and our NEG permanent staff. Remuneration, workwear, overtime working, and training and development opportunities are all consistent - we are "One Team." We are also very proud to have made 70 contract operatives into permanent members of the NEG team over the last five years, with many of these people progressing on into Cell Leader, Team Leader, Supervisor and Technician roles, with NEG funding their further education.

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