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Machine Operator / Setter




SHIFTS - 5:00am To 3:30pm
12:30pm To 11:00pm
This is for someone on a 50hour contract. For main machines the client prefers the 50 hour contract as the teams work together throughout and earn more that way.


Our client is a leading cardboard box manufacturer based in the South of England they specialise in the design, manufacture, storage, and distribution of a wide range of high-quality corrugated packaging products and packaging consumables.

They are now looking for a Machine Operator to join their team you will be responsible for setting and operating corrugated packaging machinery

Role / Responsibilities:

  • Working as part of the manufacturing team, initially in training as necessary, to set, operate and monitor high specification production machinery in a fast-paced factory environment.
  • Working with, and operating, machinery and processing equipment to required quality procedures, ensuring production schedules and customer expectations are met at all times.
  • Complying with Company Health and Safety rules and procedures to ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe manner.
  • Maintaining plant and equipment in good order and report any defects for corrective action.
  • Following systems and standard operating procedures to ensure a high standard of housekeeping, hygiene and cleanliness on the shop floor.
  • Completing all relevant process documentation.
  • Looking at process improvements to operate more efficiently to increase productivity and reduce waste.
  • Assist in training and development of colleagues on machines.

Previous machine setting and operating experience in the corrugated packaging industry with one or more of the following specific skills:

  • Case making
  • Flexographic printing
  • Die cutting (either flatbed or rotary)
  • Multi point gluing

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience of automated technology and a technical / engineering background would be a distinct advantage.
  • Highly motivated with excellent time management, be willing to train, and be physically fit (as the position involves some manual handling).
  • Able to work independently as necessary, and to prioritise tasks in a fast moving environment.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal with a good command of the English language.
  • Attention to detail - accurate and methodical in work, and will see the job through.
  • Calm, reliable, trustworthy, unflappable.
  • Schedule Adherence.
  • OTIF delivery performance.
  • Production throughput / efficiency - both for individuals and machines.

Machine Operator / Setter

South West England
Permanent, Full Time
no work experience required
High school
£40,000 - £49,999

Published on 14 Dec 2020

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