Maufacturing Operatives

  • Location:

    Liverpool, Merseyside

  • Sector:


  • Job type:

    Immediate Start

  • Salary:

    + 25 % shift allowance

  • Contact:

    Lindsey Thompson

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  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    26/03/2020 11:02:48

Manufacturing Operatives

Reporting to:

Cell Leader

Job(s) Purpose:

The Manufacturing Operative role carries out a number of tasks within the manufacturing area including: Dispensing, Collation and Blending of the powdered raw materials.

Key areas of accountability & responsibility


· Operation of production equipment in adherence to Company safety policy, rules and procedures, working within WISE (Working In a Safe Environment) framework, ensuring Safe Behaviour at all times

· Identify and report health or safety hazards & dangerous situations and put appropriate control measures in place, raising safety contacts where unsafe acts or practices are identified.

· Carry out risk assessment as appropriate

· Coordinate audits for good housekeeping/5S and complete follow-up actions / proactive approach to 'Clean as you go'


· Operation of production equipment, in compliance with GMP and HACCP guidelines and procedures.

· Ensure full adherence to quality procedures such as Critical Control Points, processes and standards in line with Quality Management System (QMS) & Danone Quality Food Standards

· To perform and record in-process checks to verify that all products produced meet product standards, maintain a clean workstation by employing a clean and you go mentality and maintain the highest standard of right first time.

· Responsible for maximizing production quality and output in their area

· Perform product visual quality checks

· Fully accountable for completion of documentation standards (inputs / scanning into MES system)


· Ensure the manufacture of product to specification at right time & cost ensuring Right First Time approach.

· Responsible for ensuring the maximized output is achieved in area, through performing AM checks, employing SMED principles, 5S and prioritising workload

· Responsible for driving direct and indirect KPI's

· Anticipate problems in order to avoid impact to customer service.


· Proactive and flexible approach to routine Continuous Improvement though delivery of Kaizans and employing the "100 year fix" approach

· Pro-actively problem solve

· Responsible for the output in their area


· Empowered to drive continuous improvement activities within area, challenging processes and procedures to drive improvement to 'World Class'.

· Communicate and be an effective team player

· Responsible for the operation of production equipment, in compliance with health and safety, GMP and best-practice guidelines and procedures

· Completing line product changeovers

· Ability to rotate between different areas within Manufacturing eg Dispensing, Collation, Blending, Packing Lines


· Drive hygiene standards and to comply with the business procedures for waste disposal

Functional competencies and previous experience:


  • Industrial experience, particularly within a FMCG, food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience of working in a fast paced manufacturing environment whilst also maintaining high quality product/quality standards
  • High level of mechanical and technical knowledge with the capability to operate and maintain manufacturing and packing equipment
  • Proven highly technical, logical approach to work in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience of working in FDA and ISO regulated environments
  • Good knowledge of GMP, HACCP and 5S
  • Experience in continuous improvement projects.
  • Familiar with working in highly regulated, change controlled environments
  • Experience in working in a high care environment and gowning procedures


  • Experience of working in dry powder environments
  • Ideally familiar with CIP processes.
  • Technical qualifications preferable but not essential
  • Experience in using hoists.
  • Experience in MES systems.

Person Specification:

  • Good team-working and communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to solve complex, technical problems
  • Problem solving skills and a logical mindset
  • Excellent written English and Maths
  • Basic IT skills (interaction with MES system, LIMs)
  • Ability to follow documented procedures
  • Ability to make decisions based on data and information received
  • Ability to question and improve current working practices while following change control procedures
  • Ability to think ahead to maintain operational efficiency
  • Ability to prioritise between tasks

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