Line Technician / Machine Operator

  • Location

    Trafford Park

  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £29760 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paul Bradley

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8943

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:


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A leading FMCG manufacturer in Manchester is seeking Production Line Technicians to join their expanding team on a permanent basis. These roles are additional due to huge growth and customer demand. Fantastic benefits, training and development.

Your role would be to ensure the safe, effective and efficient running of the production lines from raw materials through to finished goods. You would work closely with your Team Leader and Shift Managers to meet the requirements of the production plans, whilst maintaining health, safety, quality and food safety standards.

Excellent prospects for career development and progression, huge investment from the business for further growth. 


12x hour shifts
6am-6pm / 6pm-6am
2 weeks of days and 2 weeks of nights

"2 on, 3 off, 2 on"
"2 off, 3 on, 2 off"

(Further information on shifts can be given upon telephone screen)

Line Technician  Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure Line is supplied with the appropriate materials 
  • Complete & update the SIC boards 
  • Minimise downtime due to changeovers ensuring the Production targets for the shift are consistently met
  • Reduce wastage whilst ensuring legal compliance of weights and measures
  • Be proactive towards health and safety, work within defined Safe Systems of Work, to input into  improvements  of  health  and  safety,  to  demonstrate  to  correct  health  and  safety behaviours and report near misses and unsafe acts.
  • Ensure Line team carries out all hygiene tasks as defined in hygiene works schedules and
  • Identify on weekly basis maintenance requirements for the Line and communicate this to the production and Engineering teams
  • Carry out pre-start checks on line as defined in the start-up check sheet to complete all relevant documentation and finish checks.
  • Ensure all downtime is logged accurately and communicated
  • Complete  all  defined  Quality  Assurance  and  Health  and  Safety  checks  both  at  start  of production and at designated intervals
Required skills, knowledge and experience:

We are seeking candidates with a pro-active, results-driven mind-set with experience of working in a similar Line technician or machine operative role within an FMCG Manufacturing environment. Ideally you will have a good uunderstanding of H&S responsibilities, have strong attention to detail and be able to read, interpret and qualify information.

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