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Machine Operator

Job description

We are pleased to be able to advertise this new opportunity to work for one of our clients based in Houghton-Le-Spring.

We are looking to recruit a permanent member of staff to join an ever growing, forward thinking business that is looking for a motivated candidate with the hunger for progression.

Working hours are Monday-Friday 8 hour shifts with a 30 minute unpaid break, start times and finish time are staggered, reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate public transport times. For example  7:15 – 15:15, 7:30 – 15:30, 7:45 – 15:45, 8:00 – 16:00.

Duties of the role;

  • Setting up machines to run the product in accordance to SOP's

  • Lifting raw ingredients into the machine (bags can be up to 25kg)

  • Following a strict mixing recipe 

  • Making sure all quantities of raw ingredients are correct

  • Monitoring the process

  • Making sure the product is processed correctly and the finished product is satisfactory 

  • Quality checking

  • Stopping the machine at various points in the process to perform necessary clean downs

  • Bagging the finished product so it is ready to be shipped to the packaging line

  • Performing machine clean downs at the end of the shift 

  • Cleaning parts using a sonic bath technique (extensive training will be provided to the operator)

Essential/Preferred Experience:

  • Working in a fast paced production/manufacturing environment
  • Previous machine setting and running of machines in a manufacturing environment
  • Quality checking products
  • Experience of performing machine clean downs is advantageous
  • Used to working to targets
  • Happy to work in a solo environment as an individual running a machine

Due to the high volume of candidates responding to our adverts, unfortunately we are not always able to provide individual feedback. If you don't hear from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will however keep your details on file and you may be contacted about other opportunities in the future.

How to apply


Ref KES-V/5554-18Z8

Job title Machine Operator

Area Houghton-Le-Spring

Salary £19,695 Per Annum

Hours of work Monday-Friday flexible within these hours 7:15 – 15:15, 7:30 – 15:30, 7:45 – 15:45, 8:00 – 16:00.

Permanent / Temporary Permanent