Packaging Design
& Manufacture
Packaging Design
& Manufacture

Techincal Production Operative

Technical Production Operative
Location: Westbury, Wiltshire
Package: Basic Annual Salary £22,880 plus Company Benefits
Hours: Full time (40.00hr) Monday to Friday 
Sector: Bespoke Packaging

The Company
Our established manufacturing operation in Westbury is currently hiring a Technical Production Operative 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, Defence, Electronics, Industrial and Medical.
The Role & Responsibilities
Joining our busy production and engineering departments, you will find yourself working across several small teams, project managing specific customer requirements and undertaking continuous improvement programmes. When required, 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:

  • Adhere to and help develop and implement Health and Safety instructions and guidelines
  • Adhere to and be instrumental in supporting our 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 to meet the required quality and output levels
  • Completing all relevant documentation accurately and promptly
  • Communicate effectively and work closely with Line Managers and colleagues
  • Learn, train, develop and help implement 5s, Foreign Object Detection and Planned Preventative Maintenance programmes suggesting improvements
  • Develop knowledge of production and engineering techniques, practices and products

Who we are looking for
We welcome your application if you are a production operative with inspection and quality control experience with career aspirations looking to develop their knowledge and skill base.
You will ideally be practical and familiar with using a range of associated hand-tools and machinery, whilst upholding health, safety, and quality standards.
Any knowledge of production techniques, corrugate, timber, foam or metalwork products would be advantageous.
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.
What we can offer you
In return we offer a rewarding package which includes a competitive basic salary and flexible employee benefits incorporating the following: Up to 33 days annual leave (*includes bank holidays and service increase after five years), 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.
Apply today
This is an urgent appointment 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.