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Production Operative

Birmingham, West Midlands
Up to £12.00 per hour + plus shift allowance of £3.82 per hour
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

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Production Operative with FLT
12 months temporary contract with potential to be extended
£12 per hour + £3.82 per hour shift allowance - Full Time

Rotational Shift Pattern covering Mornings, Afternoons, Nights and Weekends

ASAP start

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Production Operative to join our client who is a leading global paints and coatings company. The successful candidate will actively support the team to deliver production performance targets through efficient operation of the resin plant's production equipment to meet production schedules. Products will be manufactured using production equipment in compliance with defined standard operating procedures and integrated management system procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operating process vessels, pumps and other process plant equipment;
  • Drive forklift trucks;
  • Following batch sheets and other company procedures;
  • Identifying correct raw materials and batch numbers for batch mixing;
  • Ensuring batch sheets are completed accurately;
  • Weighing and measuring out raw materials required;
  • Operating manufacturing equipment to ensure production of batches is carried out on time and in a safe manner;
  • Packaging of hazardous finished product in accordance with packing instructions;
  • Undertaking all work activity with due care and attention to Health & safety and company safety procedures;
  • Ensuring that at all times both your own work and that of colleagues is carried out in a safe, controlled and efficient manner;
  • Following plant housekeeping procedures;

Role Requirements:

  • Minimum GCSE/O Level educational standard or equivalent
  • Experience working in a manufacturing role in a COMAH IPPC chemical facility regulated by both the HSE & EA preferred but not essential.
  • Position requires rotational shift working so flexible working hours is a requirement (mornings, afternoons and nights).
  • Basic knowledge of production / manufacturing equipment.
  • Ability to learn/use IT tools including Office and SAP.
  • Physically fit.
  • FLT driver license is preferred but not essential. Internal training of 5 days to be provided as part of training plan.
  • Willingness and ability to learn. Job holder will be training on plant for a period of at least 12 months and must demonstrate via tests and other training validation methods sufficient competence in running plant and performing as Production Operator.

If you feel like this could be the role for you click apply today!


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