full time

Production Operatives full time

About the role

We are looking for Production Operatives Grade 1 to join our production shift teams.
Our plant operates 24/7 and you will be required to work 12 hour shifts over a 42 hour fortnightly shift cycle.

Key responsibilities

  • Pack, label and palletize product – packing the right product at the right quality, on time and in full, ensuring that the orders and labels are matched accordingly
  • Record scrap correctly identifying recurring issues
  • Undertake product quality checking
  • Identify running issues with regards to cavitation and cycle time targets
  • Initiate the corrective action procedure within five minutes of defective ware being visually detected
  • Ensure machines are kept in order, completing hourly checks
  • Ensure that the cell is left in a neat and tidy manner for handover
  • Complete product documentation in a legible manner
  • Record downtime alarms promptly and inform the Team Leader immediately
  • Provide assistance to Grade 2 and 3 Operatives when required
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in order to meet the business objectives

Profile of the candidate

Education level:

  • GCSE Maths and English, or equivalent is desirable


  • Previous experience of working in a fast moving consumer goods environment is desirable
  • Previous experience of working in a factory environment, working with production machinery and packing products preferred
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, running machines, packing and labeling products.


  • Right first time approach, motivated to achieve results
  • Good communication and writing skills to complete production paperwork
  • Ability to prioritise and plan workload and to act flexibly
  • Team player

Physical abilities:

  • Frequently lifting and carrying materials
  • Sustained periods of standing during 12 hour shift
  • Noise monitoring in place, as subject to noise from machines running
  • Required to have visual acuity to perform tasks such as operating machines and ensuring quality products are completed through visual inspection
  • Colour blindness test to be completed

Our offer

Our starting salary for a Grade 1 Production Operative is £9.49 per hour including shift allowance.

Holiday entitlement is 23 shifts per annum

Full training will be provided with career progression to the right candidates

Contact & More information

Please send your application form and/or C.V. to:

Laraine Stevenson
Human Resource Manager
email: l.stevenson@wppg.com

07 Nov 2019