Machine Operator

Location : Rochester, Kent, England
Job Ref : LB56
Consultant : Lewis Bradley
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £10.73 - 10.73 per hour


LB56: Machine Operator

Location: Rochester, Kent

Salary: £10.73 p/h


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

To work as part of a team to ensure the smooth and safe running of the production line and achieve production targets. 

Days and night shifts available.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To carry out pre-checks and cleaning tasks of the production line before production start-up.
  • Set the machine to production recipes
  • Preparing raw materials for production.
  • Replenishing packaging to the production line during the shift including the stacking of trays.
  • Replace films.
  • Set up batches of production as per the production plan.
  • QA quality checks and CCP’s.
  • Manual handling including the stacking of finished goods.
  • Maintain the hygiene of equipment.
  • Completing documentation throughout the shift.
  • Replenish the PH.
  • Record downtime.
  • Resolve machines stoppages.
  • Achieve OEE and waste targets.
  • Feedback to the Shift Supervisor and Production Manager as necessary.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • To ensure the safety of oneself and others at all times.
  • Maintain health and safety and adhere to health and safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Contribute to and help implement continuous improvement, so as to enhance quality, efficiency, safety and waste reduction.
  • Help & assist in the training of others and identify own training needs.
  • Any other reasonable duties, responsibility or requests that may be issued by Management from time to time.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience of working within the food sector.
  • Experience of plant or machine operations.
  • A certificate in basic food hygiene.
  • Safe manual handling practices.
  • Health and safety awareness skills.
  • The ability to follow instructions and use own initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Flexible.
  • IT literate.

Location: Rochester, Kent

Salary: £10.73 p/h

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