Senior Production Operative (Nights)

Reference: VR-SPON
Job Type: Permanent
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Ashford
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Perm
Working Hours: Monday - Friday 10pm - 6am
Salary: £12.25 per hour
Job Description:

Red Eagle Recruitment (AGY) is looking to recruit a Senior Production Operative on behalf of our client, based in Ashford.

The purpose of this role is to support the Team Leader – Shift Manager with the efficient running of the line or designated task. As a senior production operative your role will incorporate supervisory responsibilities, along with being a Health & Safety Champion and a Good Manufacturing Practice Champion. 


  • Can do attitude – leads by example and takes a hands on approach.
  • Work closely with other teams and departments to maximise task efficiency.
  • Train – coach and monitor the performance and compliance of Production Operatives & Agency Staff.
  • Champion continuous improvement in the factory including Lean Manufacturing Techniques.
  • Good communication at all levels using verbal and written methods.
  • Achieve Line and personal KPI’s
  • Ensure and maintain quality of the product. 
  • Eliminate Non-conformances (Job right first time).
  • Clearly understand who the customers are both internal and external.
  • See and implement opportunities for creative problem solving while staying within the parameters of good practice.
  • Constantly strive to increase operational performance.
  • Good working knowledge of the routine machine operations of the line equipment.
  • Optimize Line efficiency whilst maintaining and improving standards.
  • Liaise with the Engineering on preventative maintenance and breakdowns to minimise the down time of equipment
  • Responsible for minding machines in the absence of the Team Leader.


Experience Required:

  • Operating electric counterbalance fork lift truck within a factory environment.
  • Must have existing counterbalance fork lift licence.
  • Leading a small team.
  • Analytical skills, including completion of documentation.
  • Computer literate.
  • Hands on approach.
  • Elements of the role are physically demanding.

This is a permanent role. Working hours are Monday – Friday 10pm – 6am. Paying an hourly rate of £12.25. 

To find out more, and be considered for the Senior Production Operative role, please apply with your CV.

How to apply:

For further information on this vacancy please contact:
Sittingbourne: 01795 519000 E-mail:
Please quote the job reference and attach a recent CV if available.

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