Production Operator - Sandwich, Kent

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

Do you have production experience? are you looking for a career? Do you want full time hours?

If you have answered yes to the above then please read on ....

Adecco are proud to be working with this well known company based in Sandwich, Kent.

They are currently recruiting for the below role:

Job Title: Hybrid Production Operator

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.

The Adecco Group is the largest staffing firm in the world and a Fortune Global 500 company as well as being within the top 10 of Great Places to work in the UK so you can trust us to do our best to secure you a new career therefore please apply now or call Poppy on 01233 646 632

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Poppy Curtis