Machine Operator

Posted 15 January by Blue Moon Recruitment

A large manufacturing plant is currently looking for semi-skilled Machine Operators to set up, maintain and operate machinery. You’ll ensure the efficient running of production.

Counterbalance FLT License and experience would be highly advantageous however not essential.

A great machine operator is reliable and able to work with attention to detail and safety standards. You should have willingness to learn and improve. Being a team player is essential since all tasks will require close collaboration with co-workers.

The goal will be to ensure that production procedures will be carried on smoothly to maximize efficiency and profits.


  • 4 on 4 off (2 Days, 2 Nights, 4 Off)
  • Days - 6am to 6pm
  • Nights - 6pm to 6am
  • Flexibility to work over any 7 days on shift rota required

Pay Rates:

  • Salary varies between £17,043 - £23,094 dependent on experience levels.
  • Overtime paid at time and a half.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate speciality machinery to fabricate, manufacture, assemble, or move products.
  • Maintain and monitor machine to make sure it functions properly.
  • Understanding of how operated machine works.
  • Conduct quality checks periodically.
  • Verify adequate materials and supplies are available to complete operations as needed.
  • Analyse machine operations and output if applicable.
  • Adjust machine as needed for changeovers, different functions, or other varying needs of production.


  • Able to work safely to high quality standards at all times.
  • Ability to handle heavy equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multi task.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Have good knowledge of mechanical devices

Required skills

  • Machine Tools
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • Forklift Operator
  • Machine Operator

Application questions

Do you have experience setting and running machinery within a fast paced manufacturing environment?
Do you have a Counterbalance or Reach Forklift License?
Are you flexible to work continental shifts, both days and nights?
Do you have a UK Driving License and your own transport?

Reference: 37041488

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