Global logistics, UK and Ireland distribution, warehouse storage, customised contract packaging and worldwide freight services

Machine Operator

Salary: £9 per hour

Contract type: Permanent, full-time

Location: Bond 26, Europa Way, Manchester, M17 1WF

Working Hours: 45 hours per week

Annual Leave Entitlement: 28 days including bank holidays

Ensuring your machines are working at full capacity, are stocked with the necessary materials and are well maintained, as the Machine Operator you keep the wheels of industry rolling and are a vital component in the manufacturing process.

Key purpose of job:

  • Preventative maintenance and repair of all machinery & plant in a timely & cost effective manner.

  • To assist in the control all material / equipment.

  • Machine minding of all equipment as required.

  • Provide technical solutions as required.

  • Ensure the company is compliant with all requirements of relevant legislation and guidelines

Main responsibilities:

  • Set up and monitor production processes and assembly targets providing feedback to the management team

  • Supervision, training and motivation of shop floor production teams as required

  • Manage material, consumable, equipment & machinery stock levels.

  • Completion of RAs & SSWs for all machinery & processes together with effective training of all staff

  • Provide technical direction for the development of efficient, safe, quality focused processes recognising system deficiencies and implementing effective solutions to improve performance & profitability

  • Continually seek innovative improvements.

  • Assist to lead and drive through in a timely and efficient manner special project requests as necessary

  • Share collective responsibility for the efficient daily operation together with contributing, implementing and leading the agreed policies and strategies which encompass WFC’s overall business plans.

  • Set and maintain standards at all times leading by example continually striving for improvement

  • Assist in the control all environmental, waste management & Clean Room regulations for the division

  • Assist with all aspects of all production lines

  • Carry out any reasonable task as requested by your supervisor / line manager


Technical Competencies:

  • Semi skilled engineer with experience of mechanical engineering,packing machinery maintenance and sound diagnostic skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of production processes and customer specific requirements

  • Good understanding of time and motion processes together with lean manufacturing principles

  • Keep abreast of all relevant statutory legislation

  • Develop industry specific knowledge, keep abreast of new technologies & developments

Core competencies:

  • Work under pressure remaining calm & objective.

  • Effective team player working cooperatively to achieve business goals.

  • Prioritise workload appropriately.

  • Give and receive constructive feedback

  • Effectively train out skills

Vacancies: 1

Location: Bond 26, Europa Way, Manchester, M17 1WF

Contract type: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £9 per hour

Working hours: 45 hours per week

Shift pattern:  standard shift 7.30am – 17.30pm with 1 hour unpaid break. However, shifts can vary in accordance with customer requirements and additional weekend work may be required during our busiest periods.

Annual leave entitlement: 28 days per year (including bank holidays)

Experience required: Mechanical experience

Application process: Please email your CV to recruitment@akw.co.uk stating 'CV for Machine Operator role - CoPack' in the subject heading

Interview dates: We will be flexible around you

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We are an equal opportunities employer who encourage and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, irrespective of age, race, gender, disability, religion/belief or sexual orientation.