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Production Operative

We are currently recruiting for a Production Operator for our chemical manufacturing site in 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:

  • Ensure all work is carried out safely and all near misses, incidents and accidents are reported/investigated.
  • 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.
  • Report plant maintenance work requirements to minimize downtime and cost.
  • Keep work station clean, tidy and organized in line with the 5S approach.
  • Identify areas for improvement and/or cost savings.

Hours of Work:

Starting on days during training, then move over to a 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 candidate 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.


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.

  • Location: Rochdale
  • Contract Type: Temporary to Permanent
  • Salary: £11.31, per-hour
  • Start Date: Immediate Start
  • Sectors: Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Reference: ld-nes-pot
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