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Production Operatives posted by MarketPlace Technical


Job Description

International Manufacturer based in Bedfordshire seeks Production Operatives for our Management Plastics Production team based in Bedford. Here we manufacture a range of plastic rotational moulded drainage products for the construction industry. This facility operates on 3 shifts, 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm and 10pm-6am Monday to Friday.

Duties may include:

  • Accurately weigh out or dispense raw materials in preparation for the moulding process.
  • Prepare moulds for the moulding process.
  • Operate the overhead gantry crane.
  • Load and unload moulds from the rotamoulding machine and cooling station using the gantry crane.
  • Operate the rotamoulding machine by selecting the appropriate program.
  • Monitor the moulding process throughout to ensure that the process parameters remain within control.
  • Demould products from the moulds.
  • Trim and finish products ready for the cutting process.
  • Check and monitor the product to ensure it meets the quality standards including operation of leak detection unit.
  • Liaise with Quality Department staff when required.
  • Record process data and product dimensions.
  • Load product into, and operate, a semi-automatic cutting machine.
  • Apply end seals to products and attach edge rails using a variety of hand and air operated tools.
  • Inspect finished product to ensure compliance with specification.
  • Operate granulating machine to shred waste plastic ready for regrind and recycling.
  • Load and unload vehicles (FLT trained operators only).
  • Regular daily housekeeping and segregation of waste for recycling including operating baling machines.

You will be physically fit with experience of using a range of hand tools and work well in a team. You will have the ability to learn technical information to understand the production process fully. You will comply with the Health & Safety Regulations and our Company standards at all times. Basic computer skills are required.

Working hours are 37.5hours per week, Monday to Friday, on rotating shifts 6am-2pm and 2pm-10pm. You must be prepared to work a Nightshift too which operates from 10pm-6am on a set period basis. A nightshift premium of one third is paid for hours worked. Some flexibility will be required.

The company offers a competitive salary with 25 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, as well as a Company Pension Scheme and Private Healthcare is available after a qualifying period.



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