Production Operative

Job Overview

FRS Recruitment are currently recruiting an experienced Production Operative with experience of Assembly, Maintenance or similar in a Production environment.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Production Supervisor:

  • Follow all Health & Safety procedures and adhere to the company's Safety Statement at all times; identify any risks/hazards or faulty equipment and report them to the Supervisor immediately. If/when working on Customer sites ensure that their safety rules and practices are followed.
  • Carry out conveyor belting work allocated by the Production Supervisor including:-
    • Cutting to length & width Conveyor belting, & re-rolling
    • Making of Vulcanized Joints
    • Making of Mechanical Fastener Joints
    • Construction of Specialized cleated belts
    • Installation of Bonded Drum Lagging
    • Preparation of Skirting rubber & cut rubber parts
    • Spray Application of MetaLine PU coatings
    • Preparation of rubber parts & rubber lining
  • Selection & packing of stocked items; liaise with and assist the Production Supervisor in relation to the storing of goods and raw materials in the warehouse.
  • Participate in Quality Control (QC) as required, including monitoring of the production process and carrying out basic testing and quality checks as directed.
  • Load and unload items as required an in accordance with safe practices
  • Assist Supervisor in machinery maintenance: identify damaged or ineffective equipment and/or remove machine attachments as necessary/as directed.
  • Maintain positive team relations with colleagues and provide excellent customer service to visiting customers
  • Assist Supervisor in good stock management; inform Supervisor if stock items are running low.
  • Maintain security on site at all times.
  • Assist the Supervisor with any R&D tasks required, for example, working with new products or changing existing working methods to improve current products.
  • Identify inefficiencies & improvements required and communicate them to the Supervisor
  • Assume some of the Supervisor's tasks during holiday periods
  • Use of lifting equipment and forklift trucks

Person Specification

  • Minimum Leaving Certificate
  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment is essential and experience of the conveyor industry is desirable. Experience of spray painting in the manufacturing setting would be advantageous.
  • English is the language used in the workplace and on customer sites for Health & Safety reasons. The role will involve form-filling and other paper work through English and so good spoken and written English is required.
  • Good computer skills and literacy
  • A good understanding of health and safety and its importance in the workplace
  • Valid Fork-lift Licence and Valid Manual Handling certificate are essential and Safe Pass

Abrasive Wheels training are desirable.

  • A positive approach to customer service is essential. Previous experience of dealing with customers' queries and complaints efficiently and effectively is desirable.
  • Good organisational skill & tidiness are essential in order to maintain a tidy workshop and/or vehicle at all times.
  • Strong team player. This work relies on good team work in order to ensure quality product.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are essential for this work and good concentration is essential at all times to ensure safe work and production of quality product.
  • Ability to carry out work in a timely manner, together with the ability to work under pressure. Experience of working calmly and coping with emergency situations is desirable.
  • This roll involves some lifting of equipment. Good physical health is therefore required.

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