Machine Operator **ROTATING SHIFTS**

  • Location
    Ashford, Kent
  • Salary
    £ 19000 - £ 22000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Pharmaceuticals

Adecco are proud to be working with a manufacturing company who are expanding their production team, see below:

Job Title: Production Operative

Location: Ashford, Kent

Salary: up to £22,000

Hours: Monday to Friday (6am-2pm / 2pm-10pm)


  • 15% shift allowance on late shift

  • 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)

  • Closed between Christmas and New Year

  • Half day on Christmas Eve

  • Time and a half on weekends

  • Double time on Bank Holidays

  • Free parking on site

  • Company Pension

  • Christmas Bonus

  • Growing company - lots of progression opportunities

Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • Complete balance checks during production runs.

  • Pick, check and preparing materials ready for production.

  • Set up and operate packing line (lidding, sealing, labelling pots)

  • Check and inspect products that are being packaged.

  • Carry out in-process checks in every 30 minutes during production.

  • Consult with the Technical team when you find any quality issues.

  • Strictly follow the Health and Safety, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) standards.

  • Keep your work environment clean, tidy and safe (cleaning, washing up, mopping)

  • Weigh and blend ingredients as per production job sheet.

  • Quality and quantity checking products.

  • Prepare materials before machine set up for optimised production efficiency.

  • Monitor machine performance for defects or malfunctions and report any issues to shift leader.

  • Weighed, packed and accurately labelled boxes containing products.

  • Clean the working area before production and use a swabbing stick to check for any contamination.

  • Set up the machine for production and ensure correct bath number and expiry date.

  • Set up the product packaging.

  • Check packaged product every 30 minutes during packaging for leakage using special air compression tank.

  • After the job is completed complete paperwork to document amount used and wasted.

  • Return any unused materials to the warehouse.

  • Any other reasonable duties

Experience and skills required for this position:

  • Experience in a food, beauty, pharmaceutical or manufacturing company

  • General understanding of relevant production processes

  • General understanding of manufacturing practices

  • Thorough understanding of production documentation

Next steps:

If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply today and you will be contacted by a member of our team if your CV matches our requirements.

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