Production Operator / Quality Control

  • Location
    Sandwich, Kent
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Manufacturing and Production
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Plastics, Polymers & Rubber

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

Job Title: Production Operator / Quality Control

Location: Sandwich, Kent

Salary: £24,330 + Overtime

Hours: 4 on 6am-6pm / 4 off / 4 on 6pm-6am / 4 off

Job Purpose:

The Production Operator is a multi-skilled individual, they will be working with heavy machinery on the factory floor with computer-controlled equipment or more mechanically based machines to make sure they are set up properly, working well, and producing high quality products in a safe environment.


  • Private Healthcare

  • Life Insurance for death in service x2 salary

  • 25 days annual leave

  • Overtime paid at time and a half

  • Bank holidays paid at double time

  • Progression

  • Free parking on site

  • Free hot drinks

Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • Set up production equipment and supplies before executive job orders.

  • Operate equipment safely and effectively for production processing.

  • Ensure that equipment is maintained, with the help of the engineering department, in good and safe working conditions.

  • Inspect equipment to identify any replacements, malfunctions and repairs.

  • Perform regular equipment maintenance, with the help of the engineering department, to ensure production capacity and quality.

  • Provide assistance to junior operators in their assigned responsibilities.

  • Work under the guidance of the Team Leader to perform and complete the assigned duties in a timely manner.

  • Evaluate equipment performance and recommend improvements.

  • Perform visual quality checks on all products made and record machine data on a verification sheet, addressing any anomalies.

  • Carry our strip and cleans on all compounding lines.

  • Operate forklift trucks and other industrial vehicles to transfer raw material and finished goods around the work area.

  • Follow safety procedures and company policies for equipment operation.

  • Recommend process improvements to enhanced operational efficiency and safety.

  • Contribute to waste management programs.

  • Identify and report unsafe operations to the Team Leader.

  • Maintain the work area, ensuring it is clean, safe and organised.

  • Perform quality testing on manufactured compounds (made in the factory and by the R&D department)

  • Document test results and findings.

  • Identify non-conforming materials and segregate.

  • Communicate testing status and results to the Team Leader, Process Engineers and QA Officer.

Experience and skills required for this position:

  • Product or industry knowledge, ideal not essential.

  • Experience within quality or product testing, ideal not essential.

  • Experience within a manufacturing background.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Motivational skills and someone that is keen to learn.

  • Someone that is results-orientated.

  • Working knowledge of Excel.

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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