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021NW - Operating Technician

Start Date: July 2024
Salary: £23,027
Location: Manchester
Discipline: Operations


Company Profile:
We are an innovative technology driven business where Customer First, Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Personal Development and Teamwork are our core values. We are passionate about what we do; the products we develop and manufacture and our long-term partnership with our customers.  


Description of Role:
As an operating technician your role is to support the manufacturing operators in specific duties during peak demand periods, follow manufacturing procedures as safely and efficiently as possible to fulfil production plans. 

These entry level positions are ideal for someone who wants to explore a career in manufacturing but who has limited or perhaps no formal manufacturing qualifications or experience, for example candidates wanting to take a year out after completing school before going on to an apprenticeship or university. Ultimately you may wish to go onto university to study subjects such as engineering or materials science, or you may wish to stay with us or a similar company and pursue a career in manufacturing, operating more advanced equipment or progressing to team leader or production supervisor roles, perhaps via one of our apprenticeship schemes. 

We are looking for candidates that are enthusiastic to work in manufacturing environment and keen to learn, we take pride in our core value of personal development and offer extensive training programs which include regular training events open to everyone onsite. Your Duties will initially be restricted to a small number of specific machines for which you will be fully trained and supported, including being assigned a mentor in addition to your line manager.  


Main Responsibilities:
•    Operating process equipment and machinery to our Standard Operating Procedures, most likely in our rolling mills or billet preparation facility but may be extended to other areas of the magnesium production facility. 
•    Monitoring, recording process variables and adjusting process parameters to ensure specific equipment operates within key control parameters.
•    Packing of finished goods into drums, bags & other forms of container for transportation.
•    Communication to other operators and departments 
•    Updating log sheets and preparation and handover of plant status, which includes electronic reports.
•    Take ownership and accountability for the safe production and housekeeping of the plant areas, this includes raising any hazards or issues you spot on our incident reporting system and any breakdowns in our agility system.


Key Competencies:
Essential - The candidate must have:
•    At least 5 GCSEs - A-C (4-9) or equivalent including Maths, English & Science
•    Remained in full time education until 18, completing A-Levels, BTEC or equivalent qualification in any subject. 
•    No direct experience necessary, but must be passionate about wanting to work in manufacturing. 
•    Must have ability to use own initiative, prioritise tasks and work well under pressure.  
•    Good communication and organisational skills.
•    Comfortable using IT systems e.g. Microsoft office platforms, email etc.
•    Enthusiastic to work in a manufacturing environment.
•    Keen to learn and develop self.
•    Self-motivated with ability to use own initiative.
•    Attention to detail.
•    Professional approach to work.  
•    Team player who demonstrates a high level of commitment, adopts a flexible and positive approach.
•    Ability to stay focused throughout an 8-hour hands-on shift


Desirable - It would be beneficial for the candidate to have this list (but not essential):
•    Studied a relevant subject post GCSE e.g. science, maths, IT, engineering subjects at A-Level or BTEC
•    Any manufacturing or engineering experience would be an advantage 
•    A UK driving license and own transport would be an advantage as the site can be difficult to access via public transport, but in addition this opens up opportunity to potentially train and gain your Fork-Lift Truck license while with us.
•    GCSE or A-Levels in IT would be an advantage as you will be trained how to use our various business systems including reporting any engineering breakdowns on our Agility CMMS system and recording production transactions on our SAP system.


To apply for this role, please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria (correct level of education, any location specific requirements, nationality and specific subjects/degrees) and then once you are confident you do, click here to go to our applications page.


Or you can email for further information or any queries.

021NW - Operating Technician

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