Trainee Machine Operator - (Horsham)

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
£14 to £14 per hour
Salary Description:
Once fully trained you can earn over £14/hour including shift premiums
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JOB TITLE: Trainee Machine Operator 

LOCATION: Partridge Green, near Horsham, West Sussex


SALARY & BENEFITS: Once fully trained you can earn over £14/hour including shift premiums

WORKING HOURS: Shift work Days 6am – 6pm or Nights 6pm – 6am – Must be flexible to cover both shifts depending on work

THE COMPANY: Our client, based in Partridge Green, near Horsham, has been extruding thermoplastic sheet for over 40 years, supplying bespoke sheet to a wide range of industries including point of sale display, packaging, construction & insulation.
THE ROLE: The role of the Trainee Machine Operative will be to supporting the Team Leader in the day-to-day running of the production lines from raw materials in to finished product out. You will ensure the production line is operating at the required output and efficiently. You will carry out safety checks and quality checks as required.

Key Objectives of a Trainee Machine Operator to include:-

• Set up machine ensuring efficient, continuous and safe running of the machine and all other auxiliary equipment. Including managing mixes and feeding raw material.
• Carry out quality checks as required and be an expert at various work stations of the machine.
• Organise raw material ensuring wastage is kept to a minimum.
• Ensure the necessary documentation is completed including production sheets and quality records.
• Organise packaging material, including pallets, ensuring finished goods are packaged and labelled correctly.


• Diligently and vigilantly watch and monitor the production line and identify poor quality products immediately and rectify swiftly, seeking assistance as necessary.
• Undertake quality testing as required. Ensure the production line runs as required and be capable of operating at any workstation in the plant.
• Actively participate in best practice and continuous improvement to deliver improvements.
• Ensuring working area is kept clean at all times.
• Organise and direct other operators.

Health and Safety

• Ensure the appropriate PPE is used at all times.
• Use a Stanley knife and sets up slitting knives safely.
• Pack finished goods safely including rolls of material and sheet.
• Load raw materials safely including the loading of 25kg bags into day bins.

THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have previous experience within a production environment (Not essential). Our client is looking for someone who is polite, reliable and willing to be flexible to suit the business needs.

The ideal candidate will have a practical aptitude to work and be willing to work shifts (day and night).

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a rapidly expanding business with significant capital investment plans in the very near future.

Key experience essential for the role of Trainee Machine Operator based in Partridge Green near Horsham, West Sussex:

• Ideally will have previous experience working within a Production environment (Not essential)
• Will live within a commutable distance of the Partridge Green area
• Due to the location you will need reliable transport to travel to the employer’s location on a daily basis

Does this sound like you? If yes and you would like to apply for the Trainee Machine Operator position then please hit the apply now button.

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: Glenn Jones

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