Machine Minder

Location : Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England
Job Ref : MS172
Consultant : Molly Smith
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £10.59 - 11.09 per hour


MS172 – Machine Minder

Location: Northallerton
Salary: £11.09 per Hour DOE

Overview: First Military Recruitment are currently supporting one of our established and expanding businesses in the search for a Machine Minder.  

Supporting the Line Leader in ensuring efficient running of production lines, achieving targets and monitoring of line machinery.

Shift patterns would be either 05:00-14:00 or 06:00-15:00 on morning shift, depending on whether you would be placed in process or packing, and similar for the backshift, 14:00-23:00 or 15:00-00:00.

All shifts are Monday to Friday with no bank holiday or Christmas working. Total weekly paid hours would be 43.35.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures for completion of tasks.
  • Maximise line outputs by ensuring line speeds are maintained at the correct standards.
  • Report non-conformances to the Line Leader immediately.
  • Know what is expected versus actual hourly line output rates and identify reasons for shortfalls.
  • Takes part in Continuous Improvement activities and contribute suggestions to improve line performance.
  • Accountable for changeovers on the line, learning new skills as required.
  • Ability to work across various lines, supporting the factory with flexibility in your approach.
  • Comply with all company procedures and codes of practice to ensure a safe and hygienic workplace.
  • Clearly communicate any machine faults and ensure correction.
  • Complete machinery checks and paperwork to support this prior to running.
  • Audit tooling to be used on-line and following up any issues via the appropriate channels.
  • Train covering Technicians with support from Training dept.
  • Monitor line for adherence to all site practices including Health and Safety, Quality and Hygiene.
  • Ensure Health and Safety procedures are adhered to and any issues or near misses are reported accordingly.
  • Maintain a clean as you go area and demonstrate good manufacturing practices.
  • Ensure that product is of the correct specification to maintain and exceed customer expectations.
  • Constructively contribute to team meetings.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Understanding of site KPI’s and how your role contributes to achievement of these.
  • Knowledge of customer requirements and specific retailer codes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to take direction.
  • Ability to challenge others in a professional and constructive manner.
  • Self-motivated with a positive outlook.
  • Focus on attention to detail and maintaining high standards.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with others in English including ability to write in English.
  • Ability to use a PC including word, email and in house computer systems.

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