Process Operator Apprentice

Saint Gobain Limited
132-132 GBP/week
31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

Saint-Gobain Glass is Europe's leading manufacturer of flat glass for the construction industry, including float, coated and laminated glass products. As one of the world's leading flat glass manufacturers, Saint-Gobain Glass has been manufacturing innovative and environmentally friendly glass solutions for the UK and Irish markets since 2000. As Saint-Gobain Glass moves into its second decade, we continue to invest in our plant and commitment to supply innovative products to the construction and renovation markets.

As a process operator apprentice, you would be required to undertake the safe and efficient operation of hi-tech glass manufacturing and glass transformation machinery whilst learning how to recognise faults and process problems quickly in order to maintain the efficiency of the process whilst avoiding unnecessary process line down time.
The key areas of the process operator apprenticeship would include:

    Health & Safety Regulation Continuous Improvement tools including basic problem solving
    Dealing with the issues relating to a production line
    Learning to assist with plant start-ups and shutdowns
    Learning how to monitor and control the production line
    Learning how to communicate clearly with other team members, and managers. Learning how to react to non-standard or emergency situations in an effective way
    The apprentices will work on days for the majority of their apprenticeship, with the likelihood of them working 12 hour shifts as they get towards the end of their apprenticeship.

    We are looking to take on 3 Process Operator Apprentices to join our manufacturing teams. We are looking for a start date of January 2018. The apprenticeship programme will last 3 years, with the possibility of a permanent role to join our team onsite at the end of this period.

      You need to have a minimum of 3 GCSEs (grades A-C) in subjects including English and Maths with qualifications in a science / technology an advantage, but not essential.
      Adherence to H&S regulations and an understanding of their importance
      Excellent team worker
      Ability to be flexible and adaptable to work
      Willingness to learn
      Demonstrate initiative to work on your own or as part of a team
      Excellent communication skills
      Ability to solve problems and make decisions quickly
      Great attention to detail
      Good planning and organisational skills
      Strong IT skills

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