Machine Operator Food Manufacturing

Recruiter
Manpower
Location
Burton-on-Trent
Salary
18915.00 GBP Annual
Posted
04 Oct 2017
Closes
18 Oct 2017
Job Type
Entry
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Title: Machine Operator
Duration: 2 months with potential to extend
Department: Manufacturing
Reporting to: Manufacturing Supervisor
Pay Rate: GBP9.70 rising to GBP11.96

We are looking for a hardworking and reliable person to join the team at a world famous food manufacturer based in Burton on Trent.
Immediate start

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The Machine Operator is responsible for the safe operation of production equipment to deliver customer requirements through completion of the production plan, adhering to quality standards and maximising cost effectiveness, optimal running and equipment efficiency.
The Machine Operator will be expected to carry out cleaning and inspection activities and record any issues/problems with the equipment to pass to the Technical Operator to resolve. The Machine Operator should master the operation of a series of machines in order to provide factory resilience.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

Technical - Knowledge and application of technical skills to Operate machinery safely and effectively in order to meet the production plan. Conduct cleaning and lubrication as required.
Safety Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures relating to the Sourcing Unit and allocated equipment to ensure a safe working environment for the whole team. Understand the legal responsibility placed upon individuals.
Workplace Hazards - Full knowledge of the workplace and hazards within it. Utilise all appropriate safety and environmental procedures for people, processes, materials, products and equipment relevant to the task.
Environment - Reduce costs due to waste and minimise impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct management of waste and hazardous materials.
Quality - Monitors quality against set standards and reports any product and packaging faults. Detects process abnormalities quickly and takes emergency action to prevent them.
Continuous Improvement - Knowledge and understanding of the key principles of WCM and an awareness of the tools used to identify and prioritise losses in the production area and eliminate them; role requires data collection. Monitor measures and performance after initial improvements and take further action as required.
Problem Solving - A Working Knowledge of how to identify, prioritise and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence. Must demonstrate initiative.
Decision Making - Can make decisions to reject non-compliant products and to support the work plan for the day.
Teamwork - Must be a good team player capable of working within a highly effective team; responsible, supportive and able communicator.
Administration - Conducts effective hand-over activities and records accurately events that have occurred during shift.
Physical Ability - Machine Operators require a level of agility to move quickly between workstations, ascend and descend steps. Assembly and control operations also require a level of hand eye coordination and finger dexterity.

REQUIREMENTS
Must be flexible within pattern of shift work to accommodate factory shutdowns, training courses etc.

ESSENTIAL:
Basic mechanical awareness of the principles for factory automation.
Can maintain focus and discipline for the task whilst demonstrating good problem solving skills to protect output targets.
IT Skills - Competent in the use of Machine data and control systems that record Material Movement, Losses and Quality. Must also be competent in the use of Microsoft Office; Excel and Word programmes.

PREFERRED / DESIRABLE:
Experience as a Machine Operator.
Experience of manufacturing in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company.
Demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude to progress onto the Unilever Technical Operator Curriculum (Entry, Developing and Full level).