General Information

Job Title:                     Production Operator

Grade / Salary:              Grade 2, competitive salary inclusive of night shift premium

Shift Pattern: Day Shift , 4 on, 4 off.

Pension:                      5% matched pension contribution

Department Description
A fast paced manufacturing environment producing precision fasteners for the highly regulated Aerospace industry with a minimum of variation.

Each UAP is divided into a number of Autonomous Groups of Production (GAPs) which are responsible for a specific product range or process.


Job Role - Production Operator
The main job purpose of a Production Operator is to set and operate production equipment to achieve all company targets and standards.

The role is currently working on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern.

Key Responsibilities

To manage production machine (s) in such a way as to ensure that quality is maintained to the standards required by the company.

Make sure that the necessary calibrated inspection equipment is present in your working area, ensuring that correct measuring equipment is used and calibrated and approved for production use.

Participate and engage in the PSM1 meetings, reporting any ongoing and long term problems you encounter.

· Start and stop the machine (s) in a safe manner.

· Perform routine running adjustments such as wear compensation, tool changes and wheel dressing etc…

Check product during the run and complete appropriate SPC / Auto-control defined in the control plan

Maintain the flow of product to other machines / processes

· Work to relevant operational procedures, technical specifications and parameters of process and complete all relevant paperwork ie Route Cards, Auto Control Forms and SPC etc ...

To set within a reasonable time limit the machine (s) ready for the start of the next batch

Make sure of an efficient start of production ensuring product traceability is maintained at all times ie proper tins, tagging documents and calibrated inspection equipment.

Carry out first line maintenance in line with Preventative Maintenance.

Report all breakdowns to your Cell Leader.

Keep the machine (s) and surrounding work area clean and safe condition, reporting any hazards to the Cell Leader.

Conduct a thorough and complete shift handover at the start and end of your shift to ensure the seamless continuation of production that is expected.

· Inform Cell Leaders when encountering technical or quality problems.

Maintain an open and willing attitude towards training and learning new processes and machines / equipment so as to better use your time and skills.

Provide training to new and inexperienced operators.

· Any other adhoc duties as required.

Person Specification
Education / Qualifications / Training Essential Desirable
Educated to GCSE level or equivalent X
Experience / knowledge
Relevant experience within a manufacturing environment X
Experience of working within the Aerospace Industry. X
Use of Measuring Equipment. (Micrometers, Verniers, Shadowgraphs etc) X
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) X
Skills / Abilities
Understanding of manufacturing operations and processes. X
Ability to work on their own initiative and think in a logical manner X
Self - motivated and able to motivate others. X
Behavioral Competencies
Be approachable, tenacious, innovative and flexible. X
Demonstrate assertiveness. X
Promote team work. X
Have sufficient confidence to use initiative to quickly resolve problems X
Process driven approach X
Demonstrate good interpersonal skills X

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