Manufacturing Operator

  • Job Reference: CS1006
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Stafflex
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £15.08 to £16.50 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Carpark, Discounted Canteen
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Chyna St. Hilaire

Job Description

Technical Operator

Pay: £15.08 - £16.50p/h

Hours: 38 hours per week.

Weekly rotating shifts, 6am - 2pm Mon - Fri / 2pm - 10pm Mon - Thurs and 2pm - 5.30pm Fri.

Night shift, 10pm - 6am Mon - Thurs and 5.30pm - 10.30pm Fri.

Location: Huddersfield

Duration: 12 month Fixed Term Contract (can lead to long term permanent role)

Stafflex are actively recruiting on behalf of our client, one of the UK's leading manufacturers of household and health care products, for a Technical Operator to join their busy manufacturing team.

The role:

The job exists to provide the Process Unit with a fully trained and highly skilled team of Operators working in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Health and Safety guidelines, to be fully accountable for all aspects of the role. The overall task is to ensure that product is filled safely and efficiently, following defined procedures in line with demand.


  • Following defined Standard Operating Procedures and Departmental Instructions, to produce finished products that meet all the necessary specifications.
  • To complete documentation in a neat, accurate and timely manner, as detailed in relevant procedures.
  • To provide backup resource for other areas within the company, governed by production demands.
  • To participate in production line/area/machine changeovers and ensure that they are completed safely, efficiently, and successfully using defined procedures.
  • To work alongside the Machine Technician, problem solving, troubleshooting, routine Preventative Planned Maintenance (PPM) and to ensure equipment operates in an increasingly efficient manner to maximize output.
  • To ensure compliance with GMP and Health and Safety guidelines.
  • You will ensure training and monitoring of new and existing Operators is completed following defined procedures to establish performance standards.
  • Operate the motorized runabout and reach trucks.
  • Carry out any other duties, which might reasonably be expected by the Group Leader, Senior Group Leader, or Process Unit Head
  • In the absence of the Group Leader, you will manage the line and take full responsibility and accountability for the line and team.
  • You will carry out line clearances and plan your work center with your team to maintain control and availability of products and components.
  • You will ensure line performance is monitored and measured by using Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and set Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
  • You will actively get involved in daily briefings with your team including short Cycle Control (SCC), setting daily targets, and reviewing past performance.
  • You will ensure that equipment calibration is completed in line with defined procedures and within the standard time.

Experience or qualification required:

  • Minimum GCSE or equivalent in Math's and English.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Strong GMP (Good manufacturing practice) knowledge is imperative for the role.
  • Experience working in a controlled manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Previous pharmaceutical experience is advantageous for this job.

Personal attributes:

  • Works effectively in a team.
  • Has a flexible approach to work and is comfortable with change in work priorities.
  • Can work cross-functionally.
  • Shows attention to detail.
  • All individual employees are required to conduct themselves in such a manner that the equal opportunities policy is effective. Every employee should treat other members of staff with dignity and respect.
  • To always demonstrate the company values.
  • Safety and responsibility towards the environment is an integral part of all activities. This will be a key consideration in the development of the factory, equipment purchases, improvement work and training.


  • Free onsite parking along.
  • Outstanding, clean and modern working conditions.
  • Onsite canteen with very affordable pricing.
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy an additional 5 days leave.
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Assurance
  • Generous company pension scheme

What's next?

Please apply with your CV or for more information please call the office on 01484 351010 and ask for Chyna, Georgia, Rico or Agnieszka.