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Production Operatives

Undisclosed Company
Didcot, Oxfordshire
£12.50 - £15.00 per hour
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Manpower is recruiting for Mechanical Production Operatives. Recent graduates in Mechanical/Engineering to gain experience in the battery or chemical industry, or individuals with operation experience in chemical/pharma or related industries would be ideal for this role. This is a 6-month temporary contract with the potential to go permanent for the right person.

Pay rates:

  • £12.50 for days
  • £15.00 for nights

Shift pattern:

  • 4-day shifts, 4 days off, 4-night shift, - no changes to this shift pattern - Rotational shifts.

Duties include:

  • Operation of the pilot plant equipment (training provided)
  • Assembly and disassembly of plant equipment for either maintenance or troubleshooting (training provided)
  • Monitoring of production processes and fault diagnosis
  • Handling and preparations of raw materials and products
  • Ensuring high quality standards are maintained throughout
  • Adhering to all health and safety regulations and guidance as well as promoting a safe culture
  • Acting as members of site Emergency Response Team.
  • Keeping high standards of housekeeping


  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Minimum NVQ/BTEC qualification in a mechanical or scientific field is preferable but not essential
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Comfortable working with tools (Assembly and disassembly of plant equipment)
  • Able to perform manual handling tasks lifting the HSE specified whilst wearing a respirator
  • Flexibility to work shifts and support the production activities through overtime (always agreed, never imposed)
  • Understanding of hazards associated with chemical reactions, pressure, temperature, gases, powders, solvents and hazardous materials handling in general
  • Good communication skills
  • PC literate
  • First aid trained (will be provided)
  • Forklift licence would be desirable, but not essential as training will be provided

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a friendly, environmentally conscious team, so please apply today and one of our representatives will be in touch shortly.

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