Packaging Machine Operator / Technician

Posted 6 days ago by Reed Engineering Easy Apply Featured
The Role
The role is very hands on and will require a mechanically minded individual with a particular attention to detail to deliver against production targets.

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

Your role will involve working as part of the operations team on the production line. However, you will also be required to spring into action to complete reactive, or planned maintenance, including fault finding, assisting with smooth changeovers, and also 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’s fast moving and requires you to be hands on fixing, improving and analysing the line. You will also harbour a desire to work for a stable company with a strong family feel

Skills required

My client is looking for someone who has run / operated a gluing machine such as Heiber and Schroeder.

Experience of working the following machines will also be useful:

Bobst, Geitz, Jagenberg, Kohmann, Omega, Signature, Vega and a Digistar Window Patching machine.


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

Salary £18,000 - £21,000 per annum for Trainee / Junior Operator based upon skills and experience
£22,000 - £26,000 per annum for Supervisor / Manager based upon skills and experience

Hours: Standard hours are 40 hours worked paid at flat hourly rate plus 7.5 hours overtime paid at time & half which means you would be working a 47.5 hour week.

Times: 6.00am till 4.30pm, which includes 1.5 hours overtime a day from 6.00am till 7.30am.

Breaks A morning 15 minute break, a 30 minute lunch break ( food is paid for by the company ) and an afternoon 15 minute break

Overtime Paid from 6.00am till 7.30am at “time and a half” and is always subject to the business needs.

Saturday Overtime is paid at “time and a half” from 6.00am till 2.00pm, subject to the business needs

Holidays 20 days plus the 8 Bank Holidays.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34537972

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