Reference : GBR01074

Production Operative

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom Loughborough
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 04/08/2021

Position description

We have a great opportunity for 2 Production operatives to join us at British Gypsum, based in Loughborough. You will work safely as part of a small team or as an individual to satisfy customer requirements in both terms of on time delivery and quality. The Added Value Department at East Leake is a secondary manufacturing area that applies laminates to plasterboard, manufactures ceiling tiles and ready mixed jointing compounds. Working on a semi-automated production lines with a high level of autonomy you will expected to maintain World Class Performance working either as an individual or as part of a small but high performing team.


Key responsibilities:

  • Championing best Health & Safety practices, will identify, report and rectify hazards either autonomously or with the involvement of the wider team, upholds British Gypsum’s “safety is our number one priority” approach
  • Quality is secondary only to safety when decision making, has understanding of departmental quality standards, will perform regular quality checks, identifying, isolating and reporting any faulty materials
  • Working a rotating shift pattern of day-shifts 7.00am – 7.00pm shifts and nightshifts 7.00pm – 7.00am shifts, working autonomously, taking responsibility for a piece of machinery for your shift, following Standard Operating Procedures, carrying out autonomous maintenance and housekeeping tasks as part of your team
  • Works diligently in small, high performing operations team, but also has the ability to operate alone and use own initiative, integrates oneself as an indispensable part of team, when making decisions doesn't only consider current issues, but the department / site as a whole, has an understanding of the collective of all shift and performance teams working towards one common goal


What we’re looking for in a Production Operative:

  • Ideally come from a background in continuous manufacturing, however we will consider a range of backgrounds.
  • Be comfortable operating a forklift truck and be able to pass an assessment.
  • Have well developed communication skills, displaying these while on the production line, during hand-overs, and with the internal communication system (SCADA)
  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal


We are an inclusive employer and keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!


We believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.


So, we are on a mission to make Saint-Gobain inclusive and accessible to all, with role models for you to look up to and learn from, no matter who you are!


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. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.


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