Machine Operator/Team Leader

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    £10.41 - 11.97 per hour

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    Simon Gimson

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    0116 429 3102

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    over 2 years ago

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    Simon Gimson

Our client is a leading Food Production Company that manufactures a well known brand of snack foods.

Due to business growth, they are opening a new facility at their site in Leicester and are looking for experienced Machine Operators/Team Leader to work for them on a permanent basis

Ideally, you must have experience previously in working in a Food Production environment operating various machinery with some team leader or line leader experience.  This job is a bit of a dual role as they want someone who is able to operate their machines and also be a production line leader at times working underneath the production manager.

Your main responsibility will be to work with both the Production Shift Manager and other Production Workers and work towards achieving production targets by effectively leading your line and ensuring machines are run effectively.

You need to be a strong communicator and be a good motivator to ensure your line is working safely and in the manner expected as you will be giving them clear instructions of what is needed to be done

You will be responsible for completing paperwork as required also

You will have a responsibility to ensuring KPI's are achieved and that there is nearly ZERO waste from products used and any health and safety matters are raised immediately and dealt with

There may also be occasions where you will need to help supervise when the Shift Manager is away from the production areas 

As you will be reporting into the Shift Production Manager, they are looking for someone with a can-do attitude, willing to be trained in all aspects of their facility, be positive minded and in return, they will train and develop you with the potential to progress.

Shifts are working Monday to Thursday - Fixed 12 hour shifts.  Day and Night shift is available - 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am

If you work on nights - you will receive a nightshift premium on top of your basic wage and overtime is paid at a higher rate.

All breaks are paid for and there are many additional benefits offered to all employees so it really is a great opportunity

To apply, please send your CV to leicester@thornbaker.co.uk