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Production Operative

Salary: £11.31 Per Hour

Ref: ld-nes-pot
Full Time
Location: Rochdale

Northern Employment Services Ltd

We are currently recruiting for a Production Operative for our chemical manufacturing site in the Queensway area of Rochdale, operating plant equipment and chemical processes safely and efficiently to maximize production output.

You will be trained to use a wide range of processing equipment to manufacture Syntactic materials.



Key responsibilities of a Production Operative:

  • Operate plant machinery to manufacture products following standard operating procedures and in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Setting up batches, checking, weighing and adding materials and physically moving batch materials where required.
  • Complete all batch related documentation accurately and provide suitable handover to on-coming shifts.
  • Clean vessels between batches to ensure no cross-contamination of product and/or materials to subsequent batches.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure targets are met whilst maintaining quality standards and maximizing efficiency.
  • Keep work station clean, tidy and organized in line with the 5S approach.


Hours of Work:

2 rotating shift pattern:

  • Monday to Thursday – 6am to 2pm

Friday – 6am to 1pm



  • Monday to Thursday – 2pm to 10pm

Friday – 1pm to 8pm


Key Production Operative requirements:

  • Strong numerical ability with GCSE Math’s and English. Chemistry or a technical qualification is advantageous.
  • Experience in a manufacturing process environment or the chemical industry is advantageous.
  • Excellent team worker able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Computer literate.
  • FLT Counterbalance license. (not essential if have previous Production experience)



Due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 5 working days of submitting your CV please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion. Please do continue to check our website for any other roles which may be of interest.

Contact: Louise Dawes
Northern Employment Services Ltd
Townhead Court
148 Yorkshire Street
OL16 1LD
01706 869444

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