Machine Operative (Packaging / Printing - continental shifts)


We're looking for talented Skilled Machine Operators (Conversion / Slitter) fluent in English, basic mechanical skills / fault finding and good administration, numeracy and IT skills is required ASAP for a permanent position in the Standish / Wigan area.

This role attracts a salary of £25,437pa + benefits (see below).

One full week off every 4 weeks, working 12 hr shifts, 7x days and 7x Nights over a 4 week shift rota.

Training will be given to the successful candidate on days (Mon - Fri) before going on to 24/7 Continental shift pattern.



Ideally they want to recruit a self-motivated individual with demonstrable experience of setting up and operating conversion machinery.

Applicants will also be considered with experience of operating continuous production machinery used within the printing, packaging, carton making, FMCG or other similar sectors.



If that's you then you could be exactly what they're looking for.



Please note: In this position you'll be needed to work some weekends and night shifts.

Full details of how this will work will be revealed if shortlisted.



The Role:


As the Conversion / Slitter Machine Operator you'll report to the Leading Hand and will be primarily responsible for ensuring customer expectations are achieved by following the product specification requirements.



In the job you'll be tasked with the following:


- Operating in line with site health and safety, environmental and quality standards, ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures


- Working in line with site standards for BRC, ISO & A2 environmental


- Contributing to site performance improvement and waste initiatives


- Operating processes in line with lean manufacturing techniques including SMED and the 5S principles


- Identifying and reporting non conformities, correcting deficiencies together with the Shift Manager and QA.

Additionally, to be fully observant of all machinery maintenance and report any deficiencies to the Shift Manager as required


- Monitoring machinery output to exceed and deliver targets


- Working with colleagues in service regarding completed reels ready for authorisation and despatch


- Supporting the training of colleagues as and when required


- Maintaining a clean, safe working environment.

Ensuring that all spills are logged and cleaned immediately.

Also, ensuring your colleagues are working in a safe way in your area


- Ensuring you are on plan and have the next job ready and waiting for your colleague


- Completing shift handovers to ensure a smooth transition and continuous production.

As a matter of routine, ensuring the machinery is in an appropriate operational condition and that the next shift has been briefed on where production is up to and any other relevant production issues


- Optimising the change overs, as H&S and quality allow


- Completing all production reports at the end of each production run


- Liaising with the production planner as required on completion of production run


- Informing the onsite Maintenance Engineer of any machinery breakdowns quickly and efficiently


- Displaying flexibility to support other areas of production as and when required



The standard working hours for this position are a 24/7 shift system spread over four week pattern.



The Candidate:


The ideal candidate for this Conversion / Slitter Machine Operator role will have relevant experience of setting up and operating conversion machinery.



You'll also need experience of:


- Slitting, punching, perf / die cutting or trimming a wide range of plastic film and bags


- Working with conversion/slitter machinery including laser, punch and hot needle


- Working as part of a team within a shift system



In addition, you'll need quality focused and high level of attention to detail.



Does that sound like you? If so, we'd love to see your CV.



This position could be right for you if you want to work as any of the following: Machine Operator, Machine Minder, Slitter Machine Operator, Conversion Machine Operator, Bobst Machine Operator, Die Cutting Machine Operative, Skilled Print Finisher, Folder Gluing Machine Operator, Casemaker, Carton Maker, Print Machine Operator, Skilled Machine Operator or as a Production Operative.



The Package:


Basic salary: £25,437 per annum


Benefits include:


- 23 days holiday


- Occasional O/T at 1.5x


- Company pension


- Life assurance


- Company sick pay


- Employee assistance helpline



The Company:


They are manufacturers of paper and packaging materials as well as providing solutions for waste management and the recovery of waste, and as a business they've been around since 1941.



The company works continuously to build a truly diverse and inclusive culture.

They welcome and encourage candidates from all aspects of diversity to apply for this role.




  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £25436 - £25437 per annum + 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance
  • Location: Standish-with-Langtree, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: GPW Recruitment Services
  • Contact: Kris Barron
  • Tel: 0845 330 1111
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2022-06-06 08:20:49 -

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