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    Production Operative - Oldham

    Manchester | Northwood

    Job Details
    Category: Manufacturing Operations
    Posted 6 days ago

    Are you an experienced Manufacturing or Production Operative? Are you interested in starting your career in the industry?

    If you're searching for an opportunity to develop your skills in a manufacturing role with opportunities for career progression, look no further!

    We are recruiting Production Operatives to join our team based in Oldham with opportunities to join our Production shifts working a rotating pattern of 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm and 10pm-6am.

    About the Role

    As a Production Operative you'll be responsible for running high-speed machinery safely, efficiently, and effectively. This includes performing quality and safety checks, troubleshooting issues, and making adjustments as needed.

    The main focus of this role is teamwork, safety, and working to high standards.

    Production Operative Duties

    • Operating and monitoring machinery to ensure production runs smoothly and efficiently.
    • Conducting regular quality checks on finished products to ensure they meet the required standards.
    • Undertaking routine maintenance and cleaning of the machinery.
    • Assisting with the loading and unloading of materials.
    • Adhering to quality, health, and safety procedures and regulations.
    • Keeping accurate records of production output and downtime and working as a team to reach output targets.
    • Carrying out pre-use machinery checks, identifying any issues or faults.

    If you have experience or an interest in developing skills in manufacturing and production, FMCG, as a Factory Operative, Skilled Operative, Machine Operator, Production Operative, or Manufacturing Operative, apply today!

    Essential Skills

    • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work to high standards.
    • Good communication and teamwork skills.
    • Willingness to learn and follow instructions.
    • Ability to adhere to health, safety and quality standards.
    • Excellent attendance and timekeeping
    • Good time management and organisational skills.
    • Flexibility to work rotating shift patterns if required.

    Desirable Criteria

    Previous experience in manufacturing or production, or as a machine operator in an FMCG environment is desirable but not essential, as full training will be provided.

    About Company

    Northwood is a family-owned group of associated companies that provide the manufacturing, supply and transportation of paper hygiene and wiping products for both the away-from-home and consumer market.

    Our mission is to be the market-leading partner of choice in the away from home tissue industry. One of only a small handful of companies in the UK market that is fully vertically integrated; Northwood is involved at each point in the supply chain, from raw material supply, tissue and towel manufacturing, end-user product converting, storage and transportation.

    Our remit is huge, with a portfolio of products covering two key systems brands, professional wiping, commodity, consumer paper and private label. We sell into a distribution network spanning the UK, Ireland and Europe, which in turn service markets such as healthcare, hospitality, hotels, engineering, janitorial, catering and education.

    We are a highly successful, award-winning and ambitious business that has grown from a humble paper sales business to a market leader employing over 800 colleagues, across 11 sites in the UK and Spain.

    We differentiate ourselves by excelling in product quality alongside market-leading service and sales support.


    At Northwood, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone is welcomed and respected. We strive to promote a workplace that celebrates diversity and encourages individuals to express their opinions and beliefs. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all.


    • Company pension
    • Life assurance
    • Free company products
    • Free on-site parking
    • Retail, holidays, cinema, and gyms discounts
    • Wellness programmes, including Employee Assistance Program and OnDemand GP service
    • Free early access to pay scheme
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