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Major Industrial

Manufacturing / Production Operative

We are currently recruiting for a Production Operative to work on machines and production lines blending products such as adhesives, coatings and binders.

Items are manually labelled and products dispensed by tap into tins, bottles or drums for stock and dispatch. If you work well in a small team and can carry out tasks quickly and accurately, this job could be for you.

In this job you will need to have patience, as the tasks can be repetitive. You will also need to work well in a small team and on your own. You will not usually need any qualifications to start work but it would be useful if you have experience of work in a paint manufacturing environment.

The manufacture of adhesive products is particularly hands on, so your work as an operative is likely to include:

* The blending of adhesive and binders.

* The accurate weighing of raw materials and finished goods.

* Labelling and dispensing completed batch production.

* The completion of internal documentation.

* Loading of completed goods and unloading of incoming goods.

* The handling and weighing of liquids and powders.

* Ensuring that both equipment and work areas are cleaned and maintained.


You would typically work a 5 day, 40 hour week consisting of a 9.00am start and 5.00pm finish (Monday to Friday). Overtime may be required during busy times.

Factories are usually noisy and can be hot or cool, depending on the time of year and products being manufactured. You would wear protective clothing.

Entry requirements

The successful applicant will not need any qualifications to start work however it will be useful if you have previous experience of work in a manufacturing environment, specifically on mixing or blending.

It would be beneficial to hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to your own transport as the company will be relocating to RedScar Industrial Estate in Preston

Skills, interests and qualities

To be a Production Operative you should have:

* Good observational skills and ability to work with accurate measurements.

* Patience to carry out repetitive tasks.

* The ability to work quickly to meet production targets.

* Good team working skills and the ability to work on your own.

* The ability to follow strict health and safety guidelines and quality procedures.

* Good standards of personal hygiene and a considerate attitude.
* A willingness to work flexibly.

Apply now with your up to date CV or call Major Recruitment Blackburn office on 01254 920800. You can also register in advance for future vacancies by completing the following registration form.

Woodshop Operative

Woodshop Operatives required in Haslingden (Temp to Perm position based on performance through the first 12 weeks)

£10.50 per hour dependant on experience.

Working hours are Monday to Friday – 8am – 4.30pm

Bespoke furniture manufacturer are looking to expand their team and take on experienced Woodshop Operatives. All roles are temp to permanent positions with immediate starts available.

Duties to include set up and operation of the following machinery:

  • Cross cut saw, Panel saw, Band saw
  • Thicknesser, Linisher Sander
  • Pad Sander & various hand tools.

Benefits include:

  • Good working hours
  • Opportunity to join expanding company and really make a difference
  • Weekly pay
  • Overtime rates

Successful applicants will be time served / City & Guilds or NVQ trained.

If you have experience in a similar role, feel your skills match and are interested in applying for this position please submit your CV for consideration using the “apply now” option below.

To follow up on your application please call Jamie or Kris on 01254 920800.

Alternatively, if you are interested in registering for future vacancies please complete the following registration form.

Welder / Fabricator

Job description

What will you be doing as a Fabricator/Welder?

  • Fabrication and Mig welding of our Steel Hoppers, Bailers, and roto crush products

You should apply for the role of Fabricator/Welder if you have…

  • Minimum 5+ MIG welding experience (Weld Test on Interview) (essential)
  • Time Served within fabrication (5+ Years), (essential)
  • Can read and understand detailed CAD drawings in 2D and third Angle Projection (essential)
  • Experience working with powered tools such as grinders and drills. (essential)
  • Experience and confident in using, Press Brakes, Guillotines, Pedestal Drills, Kingsland, Steel Band saws (full training will be provided for the right candidates).
  • Be able to produce to a high standard of work and with minimal supervision. (essential)
  • Willingness to develop and learn new techniques (essential)
  • A positive attitude towards teamwork and Health and Safety in the work place. (essential)

What are the details of the role?

  • Working hours: Monday to Thursday 8am to 4:30pm, Friday 8am to 2:30pm
  • Rate of pay: £14.00 per hour

If you are interested in this role submit your CV using the “apply” option below.

To follow up on your application please call Major Recruitment on 01254 920800.

Freight Forwarding Sales Executive

Our client is currently looking to hire a Freight Forwarding Sales Executive for their growing shipping and logistics company based in Preston. Their head office is in Preston with our other offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

They provide a one stop solution for their customer’s logistics requirements with an excellent one to one personal service. They endeavor to support their customer’s growing logistics requirements with the best technical and software solutions and in the most eco-friendly way.

Sales experience within the freight industry is required for this role.

The Role:

The successful individual would be costing, quoting and operating their cargo with any suppliers they see fit.

Using enterprising skills however they think best, pursuing their preferred options to maximize their sales and thereby, generate profit.

Handling and growing portfolio of clients, handling both sales and operations

Negotiating freight rates and determining profits.

Lead generation and client profiling Networking with trade bodies, sales professionals and service providers

Company car can be provided but this is optional.

Candidate must be eligible to work within the UK.

Salary is £35k plus commission.

Mobile HGV Technician

Are you an experienced Mobile HGV Technician who wants to be part of a great success story? Electra is pioneering alternative fuel technologies for HGV and commercial vehicles to fulfil the needs of the transport industry in lowering carbon emissions. Our electric vehicles are already in use across the country and our hydrogen vehicles will shortly be in the hands of customers so now is the time to join us as we continue to go from strength to strength and grow our business.

We are recruiting for a Mobile HGV Technician to join our after sales team. As a key member of our team you will support the customer by providing diagnostics, rectification and updates. Specialist training will be provided. This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop and keep pace with the UK’s rapid EV transition.

What we are looking for:

HGV Technical qualification – NVQ or City and Guilds equivalent.

Class 2 licence preferred but not essential.

Experience of working in a similar role with an understanding of the HGV industry.

Experience working with electric vehicles would be great

Excellent customer service.

Experience working on municipal vehicles would be an advantage

Understands the importance of and adheres to Health and Safety procedures.

Hours: 45 hours per week, Monday to Friday

20 days holiday in the first year, 25 thereafter plus all bank holidays

£34,000 per annum Bonus scheme, cycle to work, death in service

Production Fitter

Position: Production Fitter, Full-time

Reporting to: Fitting Team Leader

Hours of Work: Monday to Thursday 8am to 4:30pm, Friday 8am to 2:30pm

Hourly Rate: £12.50 per hour, Overtime will be available with the expectation to be worked when required but with adequate notice provided.

Who are we?

We are the UK’s No1 Waste Handling Systems Provider.

What do we Manufacture?

Our Waste Products range from balers, both vertical and horizontal balers, static to portable compactors, food waste disposal units, waste transfer stations, material recycling facilities (MRF’s), bins and bin equipment and a variety of specialist bespoke waste handling systems supplied from its purpose-built factory in Preston.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for Dynamic and quality focused individuals who can work well in a positive and proactive team environment, the role of a “Production Fitter” is an integral part of our final fitting team.

You would be carrying out duties such as:

  • Fitting hydraulic cylinders whilst checking all measurements match engineering drawings to ensure the cylinders have been manufactured to a high standard.
  • General mechanical engineering assembly/fitting
  • Fault finding and replace hydraulic cylinders and pressure test.
  • Pressure testing of hydraulic cylinders
  • Final fitting duties our various waste recycling Bailers, Compactors, Power cubes products.
  • Any other duties as and when directed from the fitting Team Leader

Job Skills and Requirements:

  • 3+ Years’ experience within hydraulics – Essential.
  • Assembly/fitting experience – Essential.
  • Experience of working in an engineering environment- Essential
  • Solid experience in the use of various hand tools associated with Hydraulics and general fitting.
  • The ability to understand and read engineering drawings – Essential


  • Methodical
  • Team Player
  • Good housekeeping & Health & Safety Orientated.

If you meet the criteria above and are looking for an exciting challenge and long-term employment, then please apply… they’re going place’s – be a part of the team!

If you are interested in this role submit your CV using the “apply” option below.

To follow up on your application please call Major Recruitment on 01254 920800.

Vehicle Assembler

We are currently recruiting for a client who has a vision to provide the commercial vehicle operator a clean, zero emission solution for city centre deliveries, making city centre delivery a 100% clean and silent operation, allowing minimal impact of vehicles in our environment which are essential to keep our cities running 24 hours a day.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our expanding team of Vehicle Assembly Technicians. Converting commercial vehicles to fully electrical sustainable transport to reduce city centre emissions.

Working as an Assembly Technician on HGV Commercials vehicles you will work on all aspects of the build assembly.

Ideally will have experience of both electrical and mechanical assembly with the ability to interpret diagrams and engineering drawings.

Education & Experience:

* Experience using hand tools and power tools

* Experience of working in an HGV engineering environment would be ideal

* Able to read and interpret workshop manuals

* Able to interpret instructions via build manuals/instructions

* Able to work with minimal supervision

* Basic computer skills are required

* Good understanding of automotive vehicle assembly/repair

* Experience in light fabrication would be advantageous

* Experience working in vehicle manufacturing environment

You can expect to work in a motivated, energetic, constantly evolving workplace, one where there is opportunity for progression and development.

Food Production Operative (Days)

We have new opportunities for an immediate start for Food Production Operatives for a state-of-the-art factory based in Blackburn. Ideally you will have previous experience of Production and will be used to working in a fast-paced environment.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working in fast paced environment
  • Working with dry and raw foods
  • Packaging / Re-packaging products using machinery to aid efficiency
  • Working to ensure picking targets are met & exceeded
  • Keeping the warehouse free & tidy from rubbish
  • Labelling, stocking on the pallets
  • End of the line bagging
  • Always adhering to health and safety

What’s on offer for you?

  • Ongoing long term work
  • Brand new production site, working in good clean working environment.
  • Holiday Pay
  • Friendly working environment
  • Canteen Facilities
  • Staff Lockers

Iterested in this position?

Please submit your CV using the “apply” option – to follow up on your application please call Major Recruitment (Blackburn) on 01254 920800.

Alternatively if you’re interested in any future vacancies please complete the following registration form and select “Warehousing, Manufacturing & Production” and “Blackburn” on the first page of the form.

Machine Operator

One of our prestigious clients who are a privately owned company are seeking two Machine Operatives to join their team on a 12 week temporary to permanent basis.

Roles available:

  • 2 x Nights Shifts: 7am – 7pm – Monday to Thursday (£10.50 per hour). Start and finish times may be staggered (based on staff count) – notice supplied on site if required.

The rate of pay may increase to £11 per hour when offered a permanent contract (based on individual performance and attendance levels within the first 12 to 13 weeks).

Main tasks:

  • Operating a variety of slitting / rewinding machines.
  • Packing finished products, which includes wrapping, weighing and palletising goods.
  • Ensuring data is accurately recorded using in-house computer system.
  • Following Work Instructions and Customer Specifications.
  • Working to a priority list and changing deadlines.
  • Meeting / exceeding performance standards with regard to safety, waste and quality.
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy environment.

Subsidiary tasks:

  • Any other duties as directed by your manager
  • Actively getting involved with initiatives and projects
  • To have an understanding of all procedures relevant to the role

Essential skills:

  • Slitting experience – Essential
  • Regular manual handling + manual dexterity – Essential
  • Flexibility to work days/nights and weekends – Essential
  • Numerate / Literate – Essential
  • Ability to work unsupervised – Essential

Desirable skills:

  • IT Literate – Desirable
  • Used to a busy factory environment – Desirable
  • Candidates must be reliable, diligent and hard working.
  • FLT / Pallet truck licence – Desirable

If you are interested in applying for this role please “apply” using the option below – alternatively please call Kris or Jamie at Major Recruitment on 01254 920800 if you have any queries surrounding these roles. You can also register in advance for future vacancies by completing the following registration form and selecting “Blackburn” and “Industrial / Manufacturing” on the first page of the form.

Sewing Machinist

We are actively recruiting for a Sewing Machinist on a 12 week temporary to permanent basis, based in Blackburn (with view to start ASAP).

The company are a leading manufacturer and provider of Orthopaedic goods, bespoke items and Custom fabrication devices. They offer a wide range of bracing solutions, including; spinal, upper limb, wrist & hand, knee & foot and ankle, dedicated to improving the patient’s health.

The Role:

ZigZag machine operating.

-Binding machine operating.

-Mauser machine operating.

-Sewing a range of bracing solutions, including; spinal, upper limb, wrist & hand, knee & foot and ankle products.

The Hours:

Monday to Thursday – 07:45 – 16:15

-Friday – 07:45 – 12:45

There is a bonus scheme in place which is accrued weekly as follows (based on performance). This is calculated on a performance basis and progress towards bonus is communicated weekly. (Temporary ongoing (12 weeks) with potential of a permanent opportunity dependant on performance).

-100% performance equates to a £15 weekly (up to 140% / £70 extra in increments) per week. The rate of pay will be £9.50 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for this role please submit your CV using the “apply now” button below or call Major Recruitment to discuss your application on 01254 920800