Production Operative

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We are seeking additional Production Operatives for our client based in Bedford to join their plastics production team on a permanent basis.

You will work rotating shifts, 6am to 2pm and 2pm to 10pm - one week on each.

Monday to Friday. 37.5 hours per week

Production Operative duties 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 be physically fit and work well in a team.  You will have the ability to learn technical information to understand the production process fully.

Our client offers opportunity for career progression, extensive training and a competitive benefits package; a competitive salary with 25 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays. A Company Pension Scheme and Private Healthcare is available after a qualifying period. 

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