Technical Operator - Thermoforming PET

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
11 Jan 2017
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Main Accountibility & Purpose

  • To operate and maintain the efficient running of thermoforming equipment whilst also supervising staff and production lines when required.

Main Responsibilities

  • Run machines as and when required to the correct safety, quality and output requirements.
  • Organise the workflow on and the operation of, thermoforming equipment to meet pre-agreed departmental objectives/targets.
  • Monitor performance on the production line and ensure this is communicated to all relevant parties in a timely manner.
  • Carry out maintenance checks on equipment and repairs/corrective actions as necessary.
  • Be responsible for the quality of products produced on the line, making operational decisions and instilling the importance of product quality in others.
  • Be responsible for the training and coaching of new staff and the development of colleagues within the department.
  • Focus on continuous improvement, proactively seeking process improvements and assisting with their implementation.  Help develop a continuous improvement culture within own team and department as a whole.
  • Employ 5S methodology to ensure good housekeeping is maintained throughout the department.  Actively encourage others to do this also.
  • Re-write operational procedures and training packages as and when required.
  • Supervise staff within the Thermoforming Department as and when required.
  • Act as a role model, constantly instilling company values in others.
  • Be responsible for Health and Safety in your area of responsibility and support the development of a proactive Health and Safety culture within the Thermoforming Department.
  • Proactively look to improve personal knowledge and understanding for the benefit of the team and department as a whole.
  • Adhere to all company policies and ensure others do the same.

Customer Services


  • Act professionally with all internal and external customers and all colleagues.
  • Ensure all communication between yourself and your colleagues is clear and delivered in a professional manner.


  • Ensure that all relevant information is shared between all colleagues by instigating communication.
  • Maintain effective accurate systems and records that can be accessed at any time by colleagues.
  • Share workloads covering sickness and holidays.  Be proactive to assist with colleagues temporary increased workloads.
  • Have a flexible approach to changes in working relationships and working methods
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all colleagues at all times.
  • To assist with, demonstrate and promote inter-departmental communications, relations and working.

Health & Safety

  • To ensure compliance with the Organisation Environmental, Safety and Employment Legislation policies.
  • To ensure that Company safety, fire and accident policies are adhered to.
  • To report any element that may result in reducing safety, quality or efficiency standards.
  • To drive the department and team to better health and Safety working practices whilst striving to constantly reduce the number of undesirable circumstances, near misses, and accidents.

This is a monthly paid position and is on the 4on-4off shift rotation working 12 hour shifts: Two days: 7am to 7pm and Two nights: 7pm to 7am followed by 4 rest days.