Production Operator Apprentice

Lean Manufacturing Operative

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Date Posted: 17/01/2021

Expiry Date: 05/12/2020

Vacancy reference: 1664284

Wage: £18,876.00 (per annum)

Location: Hull

Apprenticeship Type/Name: Lean Manufacturing Operative

Working week/hours: Night Shifts

Apprenticeship duration: 15 Months Maximum with future full time position available for the right candidate.

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate (Level 2)


Qualifications required:

  • GCSE A*-D/9-3 in maths and English (or equivalent) are essential.

Desired skills:
  • Mechanical aptitude/ability
  • Mental and manual dexterity
  • Ability to follow instructions both verbal and written
  • Comfortable working night and day shift patterns
  • Good communication skills
  • Clear handwriting
  • Numerical
  • Accurate data input skills
  • Problem solving skills
Personal qualities:
  • Able to multi-task
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work in a busy factory environment
  • Positive attitude
  • Comfortable handling machinery (with training)
  • Able to use initiative
  • Willing to learn and develop
  • Diligent and hardworking

Training provided:

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Standard Level 2
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills if required
  • You will have an individual learning plan and a designated trainer who will deliver your training on-site at your place of work


An exciting opportunity for a long term career with a globally recognised manufacturing employer based in Hull. You will have the opportunity to be trained to operate state of the art machinery & undertake a wide variety of duties to increase your knowledge & skills. Full training will be given, a demanding yet rewarding role with a high salary.

Primary Function:

  • You will also be responsible for the safe operation of injection moulding or second operations machinery and ancillary equipment, as directed by the Shift Production Manager, within the shift pattern
  • Ensure that machinery is kept clean and that the surrounding areas are cleaned according to procedure
  • Maintain product quality and documentation at all times

Key Responsibilities:

  • To correctly follow and observe all local documentation and procedures relevant to the process, including the inspection criteria to ensure that the quality of the product is maintained
  • To co-operate fully within the team and with team members to practise the philosophy of total quality – continuous improvement and work towards multiskilling of all operations
  • To practise methods to eliminate waste
  • To work diligently to help ensure targets are met
  • To actively find ways to increase productivity within the team
  • To accept the importance of, and work with, supporting departments such as quality, engineering etc.
  • To ensure that company policy on such matters as health and safety, training, discipline, housekeeping and security etc. are followed at all times
  • To actively support problem solving and improvement within the team
  • To assist in machine setting and mould setting when requested by qualified personnel
  • To be seen to be an active team member in the building of trust and integrity
  • On-going development and training, both theory and practical
  • You can be required to undertake such other duties, temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may be required of you commensurate with your grade/level in the organisation

Job Content:

  • With specific direction from the Shift Production Manager the job holder operates injection moulding or second operations machinery to achieve set targets
  • Participates and contributes to the concept of teamwork on an ongoing basis
  • Manage and maintain all paperwork for the area of work, including product documentation, testing and quality management

Tasks include:

  • Lifting boxes from pallets stacked 5 boxes high- boxes can weigh anything from 4kg-18kg and are lifted potentially every 6 minutes in an 11 hour shift
  • Loading the machines
  • Inserting the coils (can weigh between 4kg-30kg depending on the coil needed) on various machines
  • Sorting the caps when they come out
  • Bending to assemble cardboard boxes and load caps into boxes
  • Lifting boxes from floor level to shoulder height, and stacking the boxes five high on a pallet
  • Checking quality of work
  • Maintain paperwork and documentation to support all tasks carried out
  • Some machines require additional tasks such as fitting parts
  • Ensuring health and safety in the work place
  • Correctly following and observing processes


Name: Amy Salter or Louise O'Connor


Phone number: 01482 222142

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