Plant Operator /Production Operative /Manufacturing Coordinator

16 Jul 2019
13 Aug 2019
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Plant Operator

Location: Swindon

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

If you are looking for a dynamic and exciting workplace that provides a great team environment, where you can contribute to making a real difference, the company is the place for you.

Plastics is a fantastic material but at the end of its life only 10% is recycled – the rest is burnt, buried or lost into the environment. They are changing the story of plastics by enabling more plastic waste to be recycled into valuable resources thereby keeping plastics in the circular economy and out of their oceans.

They have developed a modular machine to chemically recycle plastic waste back into a valuable petroleum raw material, for use as a feedstock in new plastics production, waxes and fuels. Using a chemical approach to recycling, no plastic gets left behind. Using a modular approach to process design, they harness the power of mass production to scale up quickly and cost effectively.

Job Purpose:

As Plant Operator you will be key member of Operations Team responsible for operating the company’s Beta Plant in all four of its key roles.

* It encompasses a commercial scale, live site, test bed for the development and commercial scale proving of their technologies and processes
* It is a commercial scale manufacturing plant where product development and production trials are undertaken
* It is a technology showcase, a venue that the company will use to demonstrate their technologies to clients, investors, regulatory authorities and other key stakeholders
* It is a technology knowledge transfer and training centre, somewhere they will bring engineering, operations and manufacturing teams and new starters for training and the sharing of best practice

You will be part of the Beta Plant Operations Team that will consist of 15 Operators on a 3 x 5 shift system.

As a Plant Operator you will be a role model for the company. The beta plant is a global showcase, a training centre and an engineering test bed. Plant Operators will need to be real team players, sociable and approachable open to new ideas, cultures and ways of working.

You will be champions for:

* Their customers, their teams and their bottom line, simultaneously
* Their core process and standard work flows
* Industry best practice, regulatory compliance and health and safety
* Continuous improvement and the expansion of their capabilities

Key Responsibilities:

* Material preparation – Batch control, warehouse activities, processing and quality management of input material (plastic waste)
* Awareness of Health and Safety
* Maintaining – Daily, weekly and monthly checks and servicing of the core and ancillary processing equipment
* Operating on a 24/7 shift-based during normal, trial and customer runs
* Upgrading – When the plant is not in operation it is likely to be undergoing engineering change or being prepared for a trial run
* Working with and supporting R&D and Engineering development teams to upgrade and prepare assets for trials and implementation

Key Requirements:


* Minimum GCSE equivalent at a good pass in English and Maths
* Previous work experience in a continuous process manufacturing/operational environment
* Technical operators having had responsibility for immediate (minor / shift based) maintenance and servicing of plant and machinery
* Work in a Lean Manufacturing, problem solving environment preferably knowledge of Kaizen management systems
* Basic IT skills including MS office


* Valid Fork Lift, IPAF 3a+3b and ADR licenses
* Mechanical and or electrical experience with associated qualification
* Stock management or warehouse operations
* Oil and gas or automotive sector process operations
* Maintenance experience of process machinery and equipment including pumps, valves, pipes and motors

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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Mechanical Technician, Field Service Technician, Manufacturing Operative, Manufacturing Engineer, Assembly Technician, Production Operative, Production Technician, Process Operator, Production Engineer, Assembly Operative, Assembly Line Operator, Process Operative, Manufacturing Operator, Production Operator, Production Coordinator may also be considered for this role.

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