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Machine Operative

Posted 6 February by Westray Recruitment Consultants Easy Apply Ended


A leading manufacturer of bespoke timbers based in Sherburn Hill, Durham is searching for a Machine Operative. The Operative will ensure a consistent production flow and ensure the efficiency and safe working of equipment. Previous experience working within a heavy industrial environment would be highly beneficial.


  • Operate a range of machinery in an efficient and controlled manner
  • Ensure equipment and blades are fitted correctly
  • Ensure all product leaving your work area is within specification for length, thickness and grade
  • Ensure the efficiency and safe working of equipment you are trained to operate
  • Undertake quality control checks of the production of timber from your equipment
  • Ensure a consistent production flow, use the correct timings and log gaps to maximise productivity
  • Record all downtime correctly
  • Communicate efficiently with other operators, the Shift Manager and the Team Leader


  • Experience of working as a Machine Operator within a heavy industrial environment
  • Excellent time keeping skills with a high attention to detail
  • The ability to take instruction and check products against desired requirements
  • A strong team player who is also happy working alone
  • The ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • An enthusiastic and flexible attitude


This is a contract position working 41 hours per week rotating on both day and evening shifts.


This position is offering a competitive salary with a shift allowance + bonus.


Please get in touch with Joe Rowan to find out more details on this role, he is available on or at

Required skills

  • operative
  • machine
  • operator
  • manufacturing

Reference: 34410259

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