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Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire Blue Arrow - Burton on Trent

Blue Arrow are proud to be working in partnership with Grupo Antolin based in Barton under Needwood. We are offering ongoing positions for successful candidates. Pay rates will start from £10.26 per hour with additional pay for overtime hours and 33 days holiday per year and a pay increase after 6 months service.

If you're looking for a role where you can make the most of your keen attention to detail, problem-solving skills and accurate, yet efficient working rate then we want to hear from you. Whether it's your first time in the role of Production Operative or you're ready for a change of scene then get in touch with Blue Arrow today. We're looking for a results-driven Production Operator to join our hard-working production line team.

General skills

As a Production Operative you will have:

  • Close inspection and strong attention to detail
  • Good concentration skills
  • Manual dexterity and good using your hands
  • Basic computer skills (based on the increase of productivity and quality measurement through supply chain software applications)
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team (based on the type of machine they are on will depend on this)
  • Good problem solving
  • Methodical worker; ability to listen to instructions and carry them out step-by-step, in the right order
  • Reasonably good health as this role requires the individual to stand on their feet for most of a shift. It may also be necessary to move and lift heavy items safely

Personal traits

You will be/have:

  • Self-motivated and driven by targets (these may be by number of items assembled, or work completed per hour)
  • Flexibility and appetite to learn; it's common to be moved around to learn different lines in the section of the factory
  • Reliable and punctual for every shift
  • Able to take a methodical approach and learn on the job
  • A positive person who can take initiative where appropriate
  • Leadership or team management skills are a bonus

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As a Production Operative you will:

  • Set up and use machinery, as well as working with hand tools
  • Meet personal as well as group/team performance objectives
  • Responsible for loading raw goods or materials onto the line, checking various checkpoints such as operating temperatures, overseeing the packaging of items, or conducting quality checks on products
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment at all times
  • Report any problems with the machinery or packing to your supervisor


  • No specific qualifications or education subjects are required to do this role


  • A good level (GCSE or equivalent) of Maths and English would be useful
  • Any experience of working in a factory or warehouse and/or stacking shelves and organising stock in a retail role will also have given lots of skills that are relevant to an Production Operative role

So if you've got the skills we're looking for, and want to join our team at Grupo Antolin / Blue Arrow, don't hesitate to apply or get in touch with us today...... click apply for full job details

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