Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Production Operatives

Manufacturing & Production Operatives
Location: Westbury, Wiltshire
Package: Basic Annual Salary £19,760-£24,960 (dependent on experience) plus Company Benefits
Hours: Full time (40 hrs) Monday to Friday 
Sector: Bespoke Packaging

The Company & Opportunity
Our established manufacturing operation in Westbury is currently hiring production operatives to start work on a full time, permanent salaried contract. 
Our specialist manufacturing division designs and produces bespoke protective packaging solutions which are designed exclusively for customers in safeguarding their products in transit. Customers span several key sectors including: Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Industrial and Medical.
The Role & Responsibilities
Joining our busy production department, you will find yourself working within a small team environment, using a range of hand-held tools, conversion 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 will vary, but are likely to include the following: 

  • Adhering to all Health and Safety instructions and guidelines
  • Adhering to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 processes
  • After training, using and maintaining a range of machines and tools to convert corrugate, timber and foam products
  • Taking responsibility for jobs from start-to-finish, effectively completing projects in line with customer order specifications, quality guidelines and planned production times
  • Effectively interpret technical drawings to derive best method of manufacturing assembly
  • To ensure all job instructions are followed safely and accurately in order to meet the required quality and output levels
  • Completing all relevant documentation accurately and promptly
  • Communicate effectively with Line Managers and colleagues
  • Have an input into 5s, Foreign Object Detection and Planned Preventative Maintenance programmes suggesting improvements

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 and quality standards.
The ability to read/interpret technical drawings would be useful as would experience of working to tight deadlines.
You will ideally reside within a reasonable daily commute to our Westbury site and have a positive attitude and flexible approach to work including overtime as required.

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 to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays

Contributory pension scheme

Free parking at many of our site locations

Range of company cars or cash allowance (including electric) for qualifying roles

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)

Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles

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)

O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)

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.

Apply today

These are 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.