General Operative

Closing Date: 21-01-2022

Closing Date: 21-01-2022

Reports To: Production Supervisor

Location: Carryduff

Hours of work: 7:00am – 4:45pm
Monday – Friday
(39 hours working 4 days)
plus overtime / Saturdays as required.

Main Purpose

To undertake general and production operative duties within the Carryduff Plant.


The manufacture of concrete products is highly mechanised, so your work as a General Operative is likely to include:

1. Operating the machinery in a safe working manner in conjunction with pre-defined permit to work systems/Risk Assessments and Method statements
2. Checking products for quality on the production line and removing defective items
3. Maintaining \ up keeping machinery by conducting regular pre- production checks
4. Reporting machinery faults to Works Supervisor and maintenance staff
5. Setting up the production line and making periodic changes needed to manufacture different products.
6. Making minor adjustments to machine settings to improve quality and efficiency
7. Operation of Mobile plant as required in a safe manner
8. Providing production support, again as required, to other factories/ departments
9. Keeping the machines and work area clean and tidy during the shift
10. Adhering to Company Health and Safety polices at all times, wearing the correct company PPE while working in the plant and yard.
11. Any other duties assigned by supervisors/managers commensurate with the role.

The above list is not exhaustive but aims to provide a broad range
of key duties and responsibilities of the post.

Employee Specification: General Operative


Physical Attributes:

e.g., Appearance, Health

  • Medically fit to undertake the physical requirements of the job.


e.g., Qualifications, experience, training

Previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment.

  • Previous experience of concrete products manufacturing.
  • At least 1 year’s previous forklift driving experience preferably within a busy manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of working in a maintenance capacity in a production environment.


e.g. Communication skills, Negotiation skills, Influencing skills.

  • Adherence and appreciation for housekeeping standards.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Be highly aware of health & safety in the workplace.


e.g., Attitude, Reliability, Co-operation

  • Ability to work as part of a team focused on maximising production.
  • Methodical in approach.
  • Reliable.
  • Works well on own initiative and as part of a team.


e.g. Flexibility in hours, Mobility, Time keeping

  • Can travel to and from work areas as and when required.
  • Flexible approach to work and working hours.
  • Good time keeper.
  • Be available to respond to production problems outside normal hours

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