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Senior Production Operative - Nights

 Job Title: Senior Production Operative – Nights

Hours: 10pm-6am Monday-Friday + OT

Salary: £31,532.80 + OT payments

Location: Ashford

2 Permanent vacancies available

Department: Factory

Reports to: Production Team Leader

My client is currently seeking two Senior Production Operatives to join them on a full-time permanent basis working night shift hours based close to Ashford.

Job Summary

·       To support the Team Leader – Shift Manager with the efficient running of the line or designated task.

·       The role of Senior Production Operative incorporates supervisory responsibilities.

·       Health & Safety Champion.

·       Good Manufacturing Practice Champion.

·       Working on the Print floor, SCADA operating system, general porter duties on the packing lines.


·       Can do attitude – leads by example and takes a hands-on approach.

·       Work closely with other teams and departments to maximise task efficiency.

·       Train – coach and monitor the performance and compliance of Production Operatives & Agency Staff.

·       Champion continuous improvement in the factory including Lean Manufacturing Techniques.


·       Good communication at all levels using verbal and written methods.

Customer Care

·       Achieve Line and personal KPI’s.

·       Ensure and maintain quality of the product.

·       Eliminate Non-conformances (Job right first time).

·       Clearly understand who the customers are both internal and external.

Responsibilities & Expertise

·       Constantly strive to increase operational performance.

·       Good working knowledge of the routine machine operations of the line equipment.

·       Optimize Line efficiency whilst maintaining and improving standards.

·       Liaise with the Engineering on preventative maintenance and breakdowns to minimise the down time of equipment.

·       Responsible for minding machines in the absence of the Team Leader.


·   Constant attention to safe working practices, your own as well as that of other team members.

·  Personally adhere to all prescribed working practices to ensure that the factory operates to the highest standards of hygiene and efficiency possible.

·   Personally comply with all policies, procedures, and risk assessments relevant to role and responsibilities.

·  Implement effective corrective actions to address any shortcomings in the performance of Production Operatives & Agency Staff in a timely manner (If unable to resolve the issue escalate to Team Leader – Shift Manager).

Person Specification

Proven track record of the following required:

·       Operating electric counterbalance forklift truck within a factory environment.

·       Reach Truck license is desirable

·       Must have existing counterbalance forklift licence.

·       Leading a small team.

·       Analytical skills, including completion of documentation.

·       Computer literate.

·       Hands on approach.

·       Elements of the role are physically demanding.




For further information on this role please contact Martine at Interpersonnel or apply with your CV today


Interpersonnel are operating as an Employment Agency for our client for this particular role. By applying you give consent for your data to be handled and processed under GDPR Legislation for the purpose of your current employment search. We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer. Our all-current vacancies are on our website


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