Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Manufacturing & Machine Operatives

Manufacturing & Machine Operatives
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Package: Basic Annual Salary up to £22,880 (dependent on role & experience) plus company benefits including 23 days annual leave (rising to 27 with service) & bank holidays
Hours: Full time (40 hours) Monday to Friday
Sector: Bespoke Packaging

Our Opportunities
Here at Macfarlane Packaging, our established design& manufacturing operation in Grantham is currently hiring a range of production/manufacturing & machine operatives to start work on full-time, permanent salaried contracts.
Please note – salary will be dependent on specific skills & experience as well as department of employment e.g., roles within some areas require specific skills which carry a higher rate of pay than the general production/assembly operative roles.
Manufacturing & Machine Operative Role & Responsibilities
Joining one of our busy production departments, you will find yourself working within a small team environment, using a range of hand-held tools, machinery and/or undertaking specific assembly duties.
Each of our manufacturing areas work to produce bespoke packaging components in line with customer orders and specification, so your core tasks and responsibilities could vary, but will include the following… 

  • Use of corrugate conversion machinery
  • Assembly of complex bespoke packaging
  • Taking responsibility for jobs from start-to-finish, effectively completing projects (in line with customer order specifications, quality guidelines and within agreed deadlines)
  • Effectively interpret technical drawings and to follow the best method of manufacturing / assembly
  • To ensure all job instructions are followed safely & accurately to meet the required quality and output levels
  • Completing all relevant documentation accurately and promptly.
  • Following all quality guidelines accurately as stipulated by the customer order specifications

Who we are looking for
We welcome your application if you are an experienced production operative who is used to working within a busy semi-skilled manufacturing environment. You will ideally be familiar with using a range of associated hand-tools and machinery, whilst upholding health, safety & quality standards.
We empower our colleagues to have real ‘ownership’ of their own projects, so you will relish this and be happy working to deadlines. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds irrespective of your age, gender, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. Should you require any specific support or adjustments during the recruitment process, please email our recruitment team
Our Benefits
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits can include: – 

  • 23 days annual leave (rising with service) plus all public/bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking available at most of (our nearby) our sites
  • Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
  • Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
  • Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
  • Tax free childcare (TFC) scheme
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Long service awards (5-40 years)
  • Charitable giving options
  • Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
  • Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters
personal growth and continuous improvement. We actively encourage up-skilling to promote flexibility & allow for movement between our departments where
Apply Now
We have a couple of urgent appointments to make and so will be working to identify and review suitable applications swiftly in the hope of selecting our preferred candidates to
commence with us ASAP. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant.
All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within a fortnight of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.