Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Production Operatives

Manufacturing/Production Operatives

Location: Nottingham

Package: Basic annual salary £16,893 plus company benefits

Sector: Bespoke packaging

Hours: 39 per week Monday-Friday



The Company

We are the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to appoint experienced Production Operatives at our site in Nottingham. Our specialist manufacturing division designs and produces bespoke protective packaging solutions which are designed exclusively for customers in safeguarding their products in transit. Our customers are UK wide and span a number of key verticals including: Aerospace, Defence, Electronics, Industrial and Medical.


The Production Operative Role

You will join our small friendly team working at our Nottingham site and be asked to work an alternating weekly shift pattern of 6am-2pm & 12pm-8pm (Monday to Friday only). Using a range of hand-held tools and machinery, each of our manufacturing areas work to produce bespoke packaging components in line with customer orders and specifications. Your key duties will include…

  • Effectively interpret technical drawings to derive best method of manufacturing assembly
  • Use a range of machines & tools including corrugated converters/gluing machines.
  • Taking responsibility for jobs from start-to-finish, effectively completing projects (in line with customer order specifications, quality guidelines and within agreed deadlines)
  • To ensure all job instructions are followed safely & accurately in order to meet the required quality and output levels.
  • Completing all relevant documentation accurately and promptly, before passing to Team Leader (including KPI reporting & use of visual management boards)
  • Following all quality guidelines accurately as stipulated by the customer order specifications


Do you have the correct profile?

We welcome your application if you are an experienced production worker who has worked within a similar manufacturing-led operation. You will ideally be familiar with using a range of associated hand-tools and machinery, be accustomed to upholding health, safety & quality standards whilst ‘owning’ your own projects and working to deadlines. An ability to read/interpret work specifications is imperative as is familiarity with KPI reporting and it would also be useful if you have worked with visual management boards. You will reside within a reasonable daily journey time to our Nottingham site and have a positive and flexible approach to work.


The Package

We provide a competitive basic starting salary and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 23 days annual leave (plus all bank holidays), contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.


Next Steps

These are genuinely urgent appointments whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting our favoured candidate 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.