Production Operative

The Smurfit Kappa Group plc are Europe's leading corrugated packaging company and one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world. An industry leader with 46,000 employees globally, 350 production sites around the world, with locations in 23 countries in Europe and 13 countries in the Americas.

People are at the heart of the organisation and we are constantly working towards creating a fully inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds are free to be themselves and can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and welcome applications from all sections of our communities.

Smurfit Kappa Corrugated UK are;

  • A Disability Confident Employer and guarantee an interview to candidates who meet our essential criteria.
  • Open to considering flexible working, such as part-time hours, hybrid working and other flexible options.
  • Happy to offer a wide range of Family Friendly policies including emergency time off for dependants and to provide generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave provisions for our valued colleagues.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a production operative to join the team at yate on a 9 months Fixed Term Contract, Working as part of the Operations Team, on a 3 shift rotating pattern including nights and some 12 hour shifts.

The successful candidate  will be highly motivated, focused and driven, demonstrating a positive can do and safe attitude together with excellent self-organisation and motivation skills.We are looking for applicants who are great communicators, the ability to support a drive for continuous improvement in both productivity and reducing wastage, whilst fully complying with the site's Health & Safety culture.

Previous experience within a manufacturing process operation is preferred, but full training will be provided. It is expected that Production Operatives will be able to train in multiple areas, to assist in building our multi skilled and flexible team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand and work to high Health & Safety standards, including reporting any H&S issues.
  • Complying with Quality and Hygiene specifications and requirements.
  • Managing a machine crew.
  • Taking dimensional and visual measurements and associating these with products specifications, ensuring products are within tolerance of customer expectations
  • Setting machinery via a computer and manually – Crash lock/ Straight line and 4 Corner tray formats.
  • Cleaning and maintaining machinery
  • Work with your Shift Team Leader on process/continuous improvement projects
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained throughout production process.
  • Assist your Shift Team Leader in improving all KPI’s with effective utilisation of labour and resources.
  • Minimise downtime by forward planning to ensure all materials are available well in advance
  • To help utilise allocated labour to the best effect in order to achieve identified priorities.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to demonstrate a positive safety culture
  • Good attendance records and excellent work ethic are essential
  • Understanding of basic numerical data - required to operate to required production standards.
  • Good team player ethos - able to work as part of a crew and on their own.
  • Self-motivation and good organisation skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to identify and act upon process improvement opportunities
  • A competitive annual salary.
  • 25 days' holiday a year, plus bank holidays.
  • Workplace pension
  • Regular bespoke training

Production operatives are crucial to the success of this business. Please apply via the company's dedicated recruitment portal.

Status Temporary / Contract

Type Full time

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Location Smurfit Kappa Yate
BS37 5AP

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