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Machine Operator

Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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My client based in Croydon, Surrey is an expanding, third generation family business that was established in 1953. With over 65,000 sq. ft of modern production and warehouse space, they specialise in manufacturing food grade packaging from green materials with a strong emphasis on customer service and customer satisfaction.

The Role

Your role will involve working as part of the operations team on the production line. The role is very hands on and will require a mechanically minded individual with a particular attention to detail.

You will handle any mechanical faults as they arise, addressing them quickly and ensuring little downtime.

However, you will also be required to complete reactive, or planned maintenance, including fault finding, assisting with smooth changeovers, and working on process and system improvement projects across the lines.

The machines are relatively unusual in the industry and the business will not expect you to have worked on them before, so there will be a lot of learning to be done, however, full and comprehensive training is provided.

The ideal candidate will have a machine technician background from a manufacturing environment - packaging experience would be a plus. You should also be a Team player with keen eye for detail.

The industry is not that important, as long as it is fast moving and requires you to be hands on fixing, improving and analysing the line. You will also harbor a desire to work for a stable company with a strong family feel.

Skills required

Someone who has run and operated a Digistar Window Patching machine would be beneficial

Experience of working the following packaging, carton and tray forming machines will also be useful:

Bobst, Geitz, Heiber, Jagenberg, Kohmann, Omega, Schroeder, Signature and a Vega machine.



Duration Permanent with a 3-month ( 60 working days ) Probation Period

Salary £10.50 - £12.50 an hour with a salary review after 6 months from your start date.

Times: There are two shifts available:

Morning Shift 07:00am till 4:00pm

Afternoon Shift 3:30pm till 12:30am plus a shift allowance of £20 per day.

Hours: Standard hours are 40 hours paid at flat hourly rate

Overtime Paid at 'time & half' from 6am till 7am and 4pm till 6pm, so it's possible to work 2 hours overtime a day = 10 hours a week all paid at 'time & half'.

Saturday Overtime is paid at "time & half" from 6.00am till 2.00pm, subject to the business needs.

Sunday Overtime is paid at "double time" from 6.00am till 2.00pm, subject to the business needs.

Breaks Two 15-minute breaks and 30-minute lunch break ( food is provided ) = 1 hour break a day

Bonus Annual Bonus is one week's pay at the end of each year.

Holidays 20 days ( of which 5 is used for the Xmas shutdown ) plus the 8 Bank Holidays.

Pension Employer contributes 3% and the employee 5% = 8% a month in total
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