Production Operative/ Chemical Blender

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23 Aug 2019
20 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Reporting to the Works Manager and/or the Operations Manager, the Production Operative works on the machines and production lines that blend adhesives, coatings and binders. Items are manually labelled and products dispensed by tap into tins, bottles or drums for stock and dispatch.

In this job you will need to have patience, as the tasks can be repetitive. You will also need to work well in a small team and on your own carrying out several tasks within the same shift. It is a requirement that you have experience of work in a previous role blending chemicals. A "can do" attitude is desirable as during busy times it can be necessary to change the production schedule with little or no notice in order to meet our customer's needs. Attention to detail, accuracy and an ability to work cleanly are essential.

The manufacture of adhesive products is particularly hands on, so your work as the Production Operative will include:

• The blending of adhesive and binders.

• The accurate weighing of raw materials and finished goods.

• The handling and weighing of liquids and powders.

• Stock control experience.

• Monitoring the production process and carrying out basic testing and quality checks.

• Labelling and dispensing completed batch production.

• The accurate completion of internal documentation.

• Loading of completed goods and unloading of incoming goods using fork lifts trucks.

• Ensuring that both equipment and work areas are cleaned and maintained.


You would typically work a 5 day, 40 hour week consisting of 8.00am to 4.00pm finish (Monday to Friday). Overtime may be required during busy times.

Factories are usually noisy and can be hot or cool, depending on the time of year and products being manufactured. You would wear protective clothing.

Entry requirements

The successful applicant will have a pass grade (C or above) GCSE Maths and English to start work and it will be useful if you have previous experience of work in a blending role in a manufacturing environment. Applicants will be asked to attend for interview and complete a maths test.

Skills and qualities

To be a Production Operative you should have:

• Excellent observational skills and ability to work with accurate measurements.

• A pro-active attitude.

• The ability to work quickly to meet production targets.

• Good team skills and the ability to work on your own.

• The ability to follow strict health and safety guidelines and quality procedures.

• Good standards of personal hygiene and a considerate attitude.

• A willingness to work flexibly.

Salary GBP20940 PA