Reference : 581253

Production Operative

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 09/04/2020

Who are we ?

Production Operative - Robertsbridge, East Sussex

This is an exciting opportunity for an experience Forklift truck operator to join our passionate and knowledgeable Production Team as the Production Operative. This exciting role will see you working within a shift pattern to ensure that we fulfil our promise to provide the best product possible to our customers through safe and conscientious running of the line, utilising your previous experience where possible.

As a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the Production Team, you will be responsible for meeting the desired level of plant output to ensure that the product is delivered to the next process step in a condition that is ready for delivery to the customer. This will be achieved using the agreed safe operating standards and quality procedures, while adhering to and promoting both the Saint-Gobain attitudes and the British Gypsum principles of conduct.

What will you be doing in the role?

In the role as Production Operative, you will:

  • Maintain and promote safe working standards with an absolute commitment to your own and others’ safety.
  • Work to agreed standards and procedures relating to safe working, including PPE requirements.
  • Ensure all required data and documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Have a good understanding of product quality, standards and customer requirements.
  • Be planned, organised and focused in order to meet production performance requirements.


Am I what you’re looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, were agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and were supportive of and close to our customers. Does this sound like you?

For the production operative role specifically, it is important that you have:

  • A valid FLT licence with relevant experience.
  • Experience in delivering high levels of productivity, ideally within a production or warehouse environment.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work both as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Basic computer skills in MS Word / Excel
  • The potential and desire to advance towards a Section Leader role.


There are 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that recruit talented people in the UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

This vacancy is working for British Gypsum – part of the Saint-gobain group and the UK’s leading manufacturer of plasterboards and plaster-based dry lining systems and products.

In Saint-Gobain, each person is able to build a career without boundaries in a genuine and ambitious group. At British Gypsum, were proud to support this promise and offer our people a world of opportunity, all the challenge they’ll ever need and colleagues with great pride in what they’re part of.


What will you get in return?

As part of the wider Saint-Gobain group, British Gypsum is able to offer a competitive starting salary and benefits package.

In addition, you will have access to a career without boundaries-this could see you progressing within British Gypsum or in one of the other 30+ businesses in the UK. Progression in Saint-Gobain isn’t always upwards; talented employees also move into new and exciting functions or indeed overseas, to one of the 67 countries in which we operate. The one thing you can be sure of is that if you can have an exciting and varied career at Saint-Gobain, where only you set the boundaries to your success.


What do you need to do now?

We would love to hear from you. In order to find out more and apply, please click below to register and submit your CV on our careers site.

We recognise the value of diversity and the talents that those from diverse background can contribute to our success. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and in particular, we would like to welcome and attract more women into our business.  

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