Reference : GBR09022

Manufacturing Operative

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom Flitwick
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 09/02/2022

Position description

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 5 consecutive years. If you are a quick learner, you like working in a team, and you want to know what it’s like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as a Manufacturing Operative.

You’ll be working for Weber in Flitwick. Weber is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK, and specialise in the manufacture of industrial mortar products including renders and decorative finishes, tile fixing products, floor screeds, technical mortars and external wall insulation systems.

At Weber, we believe that what matters most in the construction industry is to care about people and their environment.

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. A great Manufacturing Operative at Weber will put safety above all else, work well in a team and be enthusiastic about the work they do. As a quick learner, you’ll be flexible to work in different areas, take responsibility for the work you do and always show good attention to detail.

There is some specific experience/skills/knowledge we are looking for from suitable candidates;

  • Work well within a team, as well as working effectively on your own initiative
  • Great Communication Skills
  • IT Literate, with experience using a range of programmes, including MS Packages
  • Ambitious and willing to learn and develop within any role
  • Demonstrate a strong awareness and respect for health, safety and environment

What will I be doing in the role?

We currently have vacancies available for immediate start, and full training will be given to new employees when they join the team! Shift patterns are rotated on a weekly basis, working 6am – 2pm Monday to Friday, then the following week working 2pm-10pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 12pm-8pm.

Our Operatives are very important to the smooth running of the business, you will be responsible to ensure the safe, continuous, effective and efficient production of our products. Your role is important to help ensure products are where they need to be on time and you will be responsible for meeting required plant outputs to ensure that the product moves to the next process step in a condition that is ready for delivery to the customer. To support our customers effectively you will;

  • Maintain and promote safe working standards with a commitment to your own and others safety
  • Ensure all required data and documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Maintain and drive World Class Manufacturing (WCM) performance standards as part of a high performing team
  • Operate vehicles as and when needed
  • Work on a fully automated production line with a high level of autonomy


Are Weber and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We’re working hard to be, and we’re keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen.

Top employer 2022