Tool prepper/ production operative

Location: India Mill, Darwen
Job Type: Full time, 37 hours per week over a 4-day week, Monday to Thursday
Salary: £11.50 per hour

The Production Operative will work with the manufacturer of composite, structural and non-structural components. They will have the ability to work within a team as well as individually to meet manufacturing/ operational objectives set by the Value Stream Team Leader/ Value Stream Manager. It is essential that the post-holder has a flexible attitude so that they can become a versatile, multi-skilled individual who can work across several different manufacturing functions within the business.

  • Frequent communication (several times throughout each day) with the Value Stream Leader/Value Stream Manager to understand clear production plans so that objectives can be met.
  • Maintain compliance to all master processes and associated documents, therefore ensuring industry standards are upheld in the production of components, this will involve the usage of Batch Cards, Work Instruction Sheet (WIS) and so forth.
  • Monitoring and maintaining Health and Safety standards
  • To adhere to procedures which include Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People (SQCDP)
  • ​Tool preparation in accordance with Work Instruction Sheets
  • Application techniques of bagging and associated materials
  • Manual lay up of carbon and glassed fibre pre-impregnated materials into mould tooling
  • ​To support the Value Stream Leader/Value Stream Managers with the maintenance of skills planning and training matrices

A few things about you:​

  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Has a flexible attitude towards the role
  • Highly motivated, driven with a “Can Do” attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • MRP/ERP system experience (Epicor, SAP, Sage etc.) (Desirable)
  • Ability to read work instruction sheets and extracts of drawings

When you are working:

4-day week  7:15 am to 5:00 pm totalling 37 hours weekly.

Overtime is available from Friday to Sunday at premium rates of pay.


  • Holidays start at 28 days per year (including Bank Holidays)based on 4 day week.
  • Overtime rates after basic hours are 1.5 of your basic hourly rate, and Fridays and Saturdays
  • Overtime rates for Sundays are 2.0 of your basic hourly rate.
  • On-site – Occupational Health
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Corporate Health  Cash Plan (Benefit in Kind)
  • Life Insurance x 2
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