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Large Machine Operative

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  • Hawarden, Deeside, UK
  • 20-30K10-20K
  • Temp to perm,
  • Machine operators / setters, Manufacturing, Quality assurance,
  • FLI-IP-Hawarden
  • 10/07/2024
Job description

Are you an experienced Machine Operative looking for work in the Hawarden (CH5) area? We are proud to be recruiting for our well-established client for a Large Machine Operative on a temporary to permanent basis within the Cartonboard and Lamination production area, where they sheet, laminate and guillotine cardboard for the printing industry 


Main Purpose of role - To operate the large machine in a safe manner against the production plan to produce good quality product 


Hours of work & Pay:  

Mainly working 6am-2pm, however you must be flexible to rotate a three shift rotation when required of mornings, afternoons & nights with a shorter shift on Friday’s!  


  • Monday to Thursday    06:00am – 02:00pm (days) 

                                                        02:00pm – 10:00pm (afternoons) 

                                                        10:00pm – 06:00am (nights)  


  • Friday                              06:00am – 11:00am (days) 

                                         11:00am – 04:00pm (afternoons) 

                                          02:00pm – 07:00pm or 04:00pm – 09:00pm (nights) 


  • Days & Afternoons: £12.19 per hour & Overtime £15.24 per hour 

  • Nights: £12.19 per hour + £2.56 per hour shift allowance (£14.75) & Overtime £15.24 per hour + £3.84 per hour shift allowance (£19.08) 


There is a bus top close to the site, however the buses do not run around all of the above start & finish times, therefore you may not be able to get there unless you have your own transport or live in the Hawarden area 




  • Operate large machines in a safe manner creating a safe working environment for the machine team. 

  • Act upon Health and Safety issues and report any issues which cannot be acted upon immediately to a Line Manager. 

  • Ensure you maintain and improve housekeeping standards 

  • Ensure the large machine is running against the production plan, report to planning or Team Co-ordinator any issues which affect the plan. 

  • Ensure product quality is checked and adhered to 

  • Work in a safe manner and operate the large machine to achieve and to bring about the improvements in production targets. 

  • Report large machine faults to the engineers and inform Team Co-ordinator 

  • Be involved with improvement activities with the department 

  • Follow all reasonable instructions given by a Line Manager 

  • Ensure large machines start up quickly during handovers and run to the end of the shift. 

  • Ensure start up of your process is efficient at the start of every shift and a clear shift changeover occurs 

  • Attend daily health and safety meeting with the team 

  • Act in a professional manner at all times. 

  • Check at the end of the shift that all large machines are left in the required state. 

  • This is not an exhaustive list of tasks and flexibility is always required. 



Essential Skills Required: 


  • Experience in machine set up and operation 

  • Good health and safety awareness 

  • A good level of communication skills 

  • Able to work independently 



  • Free onsite parking  

  • Break area  

  • Early finishes on a Friday! 


If this Large Machine Operative role sounds like a good fit for you, please email with a copy of your CV.  

Closing Date: 10/07/2024 

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