Maker Operator

  • Job Reference: Atherstone
  • Date Posted: 27 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Manpower UK
  • Location: Atherstone, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £16.00 to £18.65 Per Hour
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Shift Work
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Maker Operator to join their Abrasive Coating Department in Atherstone.

Hours - 50 - 60 per week

Current shift Pattern - 4 x 12.5 hours, 3-week rotating pattern. 6am-6.30pm, 6pm-6.30am.

Shift pattern is subject to change as area utilisation changes.

Overall Mission

The Atherstone plant is part of a multi-site international group. The Manufacturing process is complex using high-value capital equipment and it involves a mix of mechanical, electrical and process engineering technologies.

The site works on a continuous three shift working pattern and there is a high emphasis placed upon equipment availability and adherence to world class standards of operation and maintenance. The successful candidates will support the Production Maker Department by operating equipment that is a vital contribution to the business success.

Key Job Responsibilities


  • Attend and contribute to Area Tier 1 (cell brief)
  • Ensure the safety checks are complete
  • Perform necessary pre-operation activities to ensure proper equipment start-up and operation on multiple pieces of equipment
  • Activate orders at the start of the shift
  • Equipment optimisation on start up


  • Operate / monitor multiple pieces of equipment during operation to ensure quality production and minimal unplanned stops
  • Communicate proactively with team members and support teams to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials
  • Work fully in accordance with all local area and plant safety rules including correct PPE / RPE etc. as required across all areas of the site and as required when performing specific duties
  • Maintain a safe and clean workspace


  • Resolve issues as they arise using knowledge and tools; coordinate maintenance engineer if required.
  • Take part in problem solving breakdown events


  • Complete end of shift activities


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, follow standard work and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement environment
  • Work fully in accordance with all local area and plant safety rules, risk assessments and HazCards including correct PPE / RPE etc. as required when performing duties
  • Communicate proactively with team members and support teams to ensure continuous production of the correct product at high quality levels
  • Participate in improvement or problem-solving teams as allocated by shift leader
  • Communicate the results of assigned tasks through work order and shift hand over reporting.
  • Ability to work 8 or 12 hours shifts on various patterns as required within the area including weekends.

Knowledge and Skills

The applicant will have the following Essential Skills

  • Good basic understanding of PC software and able to interpret, record and report information accurately
  • Previous experience as a Machine Operator preferable
  • Good knowledge of a production environment
  • Ability to follow process and product standards and technical instructions to allow for product and process experimentation including noting results where required
  • Must be able to liaise with support teams to help problem solve product, process and machine issues.
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Possess good physical stamina, ability to climb ladders / gantries and work at height
  • Ability to work with chemicals, good levels of hygiene
  • Able to multitask as required
  • Good time keeping and ability to be flexible and work shifts including weekends where required
  • Perform other related job duties as assigned by supervision

The following skills are Desirable

  • A working knowledge of SAP


  • There are no specific qualifications

Recruitment Process:

  • Candidates may be required to complete a variety of assessments relevant to the job requirements.
  • Interview - Atherstone; interviews to be held in the two weeks after closing date for applications, candidates should aim to be available for these dates.