Machine Operator


Caldicot, Monmouthshire

Pay rate, Salary

£14.70 - £26.05 per hour

Contract Type



Acorn by Synergie is looking for Machine Operators to work with their client who are a Global Brewing Company.

Duration of work: Tempor...

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Job description

Acorn by Synergie is looking for Machine Operators to work with their client who are a Global Brewing Company.

Duration of work: Temporary longterm

Shift pattern: 4 on 4 off 2 days 2 nights & 4 off working 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am

Hourly pay rate: £14.70 per hour for first 12 weeks, £18.11 per hour from week 13, and £20.12 per hour from week 39 onwards. Overtime rate of £26.05 per hour is payable from your 13th week onwards and will be paid for all hours worked over 48 hours per week.

Primary purpose and function of position:

  • To undertake daily / weekly / monthly activities in order for the Packaging Department to meet KPI requirements for cost, quality, service and behaviours through agreed ways of working.

Main Characteristics:

  • The job requires the consistent execution of routine tasks (daily / weekly / monthly)
  • Within agreed ways of working.
  • To agreed timescales.
  • With attention to detail.
  • As part of a Team


  • Packaging Department area within scope:
  • Depaletiser Operator Workstation
  • From start to end of Packaging Operations, including raw materials
  • From BBT to final packaged product

Key Contacts:

  • Departmental Manager, First Line Managers, Line Owners and Multi Operators

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all Statutory & Legal requirements
  • Comply with all Safety, Health & Environment requirements
  • Comply with any appropriate packaging or food hygiene safety regulations as defined by policy or legislation, such as HACCP
  • Comply with all Product & Process Quality requirements
  • Comply with all Housekeeping, Cleaning & 5S requirements
  • Comply with basic asset care requirements. This is a requirement for all operators, not just those that previously had the Asset Care grade
  • Operate Packaging Equipment in order to ensure the department delivers finished goods of the right quality, at the right time and at the right cost to the logistics department
  • Undertake improvement activities to ensure the department meet the KPI (Key Performance Indicators) Targets, such as PI tracking (Performance Indicators), Short Interval Control (SIC)
  • Undertake training for new skills & tasks within Packaging Department in line with PDP's. The primary objective being to up-skill those with fewer skills.
  • Undertake any packaging related tasks, as directed by the Multi Operator or First Line Manager.
  • Attend Meetings & Briefings as necessary.
  • Comply with all documentation and transactions required to operate and improve performance in the department.
  • Ensure that all internal customer requirements are met.

Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies:


  • English & Mathematics Standard Grades or equivalent.
  • Packaging or Engineering based qualification preferred.


  • Packaging and or Engineering experience an advantage - Autonomous Maintenance.
  • Technical competencies: (Job related)
  • All operational training to be able to do the role is provided
  • FLT Licence where appropriate (Keg Palletiser)

* Employees may be required to work within any area of their department, subject to operational requirements, provided:

1) They have received the necessary training to work within that area
2) It is safe and legal for them to do so

If additional skills are required within a department, these will be offered on a voluntary basis in the first instance. Should there be insufficient volunteers for training; selection for new skills will be made at the discretion of the manager, with the primary objective of up-skilling those with fewer skills, in the first instance, whilst still ensuring operational efficiencies are protected.

Acorn by Synergie acts as an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.

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