We are recruiting on behalf of a prestigious and well-established manufacturer of health & beauty products.
Due to their continued growth, development and demand they are seeking to employ an experienced Machine Operative for their Thetford site.
They work with some of the world’s biggest brand owners, contract manufacturing household brands, and also manufacture their own label product for some of the UK’s biggest retailers.
The role is covering maternity cover, ideally to start in March, however, could be before.
To operate the production lines accurately according to specification, to ensure the smooth and efficient running of that line without any deviation and flagging any deviation with a cause.
Duties To Include
Operating the line at the speed prescribed or better than planned
Identify and log any issues resulting in not achieving planned rate
Loading components (bottle, roller balls, caps) as listed in the specification
Adjusting the nozzles to the correct fill level if required, to achieve the specified weight
Adjusting the capping machine to the torque specified if required
Choosing and loading front and back labels
Change shrink film as and when required
Remove clean and store ready for next set up all parts at the end of the run
Direct line service regarding correct components & labels
Change label reels, bottles, product when required causing minimum downtime
Ensure that pallets of products when finished are checked and that they are packed as detailed in the specification.
When the product container is running out, to ensure another is available to minimise.
Perform hourly weight checks and bottle counts to ensure that any deviations from the specification are spotted within an hour and that target rates are being achieved.
Ensure that end of the run stock is counted, palletised, and removed from line before any new product is loaded before being returned to the warehouse
Flush the lines, filler tank, filter and nozzles with water or alcohol as appropriate, as per the cleaning procedure
Bring in boxes of the new components, as detailed in the specification
Support Senior Setter online adjustments if requested to do so
Support the training of new operatives
Support all line specific refresher training
Identify skill gaps within the team and agree focused plan of improvement
Ensure all operatives are competent in all aspects of working on the line
Identify personal taring needs & gaps and share with Supervisors & Managers
Ensure close working relationship with Supervisors & Operations Manager
Maintain a happy working environment for all staff and one of open dialogue
Work with quality to support investigations on quality failures
Work with Health & Safety to support team engagement & culture
Support the Site Engineer as and when required
In the absence of the Engineer take ownership of repairs or liaison with production to remedy the issue as quickly as practicable
Key Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience of working within a manufacturing environment
Excellent attention to detail
Strong manual dexterity
Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to multitask
Able to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent communication skills
Ability to effectively delegate
Able to work well under pressure
Must be honest, hardworking, enthusiastic, and reliable
£12.40 per hour, depending on experience & skills