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Manufacturing Operatives

Production and Manufacturing Operatives

Burton on Trent


£25k going up to £28k per annum after probation

Time and half/double overtime

6.30am till 3pm

Major Recruitment are looking for Production Operatives for our client based in Burton on Trent; To work as part of the production team to ensure standards are of the highest quality by utilising the Production System and adhering to all regulations set. The company produces some of the following and more

  • Steel, plastic, and fibre drums
  • Intermediate bulk containers
  • Reconditioned containers
  • flexible products
  • Containerboards

Job description/responsibilities

  • To work as part of the production and manufacturing team.
  • To use and maintain machines
  • Practice health and safety
  • Keep the working area clean and tidy
  • Maintain quality control within the manufacturing process
  • Reduce scrap and prevent repeat failures
  • Prioritise and work under pressure

If you are interested or would like to hear more about the role apply, or contact Paulina at Major recruitment Derby.

Major recruitment act as an Employment Agency for Permanent roles and an Employment Business for temporary opportunities.


Instrument Technician – Field Based

An experienced Instrument Technician is sought by an engineering company in the Liverpool area

Working on various customer sites your main responsibilities will include: –

  • Carry out diagnosis and correction of instrumentation, electronic and control issues related to both process and facilities equipment
  • Carry out calibration and maintenance of instrumentation and control systems
  • Accountable for maintaining, documenting service and maintenance work
  • On completion of engineering tasks, work status, including the root cause of the problem and any outstanding issues are to be feedback to the client and Service Manager

The successful candidate will either be HNC qualified or have served a recognized apprenticeship in Control and Instrument Engineering. You will need to able to read and interpret relevant engineering drawings, related specifications, quality standards and equipment manuals, and to follow work instructions and relevant plans and schedules. Good diagnosis and fault-finding skills relating to instruments and PLCs are essential. A Full UK Driving Licence is essential

Compex Certification would be a strong advantage

This is a field based role covering sites throughout the UK and some overnight stays will be required. A company vehicle is also provided.

If you would like more information on this exciting opportunity please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now to send your CV

Purchasing Team Leader

A Senior Buyer / Purchasing Team Leader with good management and leadership skills is sought to join a successful Purchasing team within a dynamic Manufacturing facility.

Your key responsibilities will be

  • To act as the Supply Chain first point-of-contact for the Manufacturing team and represent Supply Chain team interests in interactions with Operations & Engineering teams.
  • Maintain supply relationships with vendors employing supply chain management techniques to ensure the timely and cost-effective supply of goods and services.
  • Supervision of all buyer activities, ensuring workload is well balanced and that the team continues to be effective.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve buying processes to reduce waste and increase productivity. Direct responsibility for the placing of discrete (MRP) purchase orders and the processing of supplier order acknowledgments, updating of blanket purchase orders (BPO) and triggering Kanban pulls (e-KB) for printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) in conjunction with the Commodity Manager.
  • Ensure completion of daily MRP output with due consideration given to maximising delivery schedule, keep the system updated with accurate pricing and lead time data.
  • Analyse and evaluate quotations submitted in response to RFQ requests to ensure that quality, capability, and costs are satisfactory to meet targets.
  • Assertively seek and recommend cost savings possibilities based upon new sources introduced by commodity managers, substitutions/alternatives, improved systems, or new items. Contribute to stock optimisation tasks as part of stock reduction effort.
  • Ensure uninterrupted product / material flow
  • Close liaison and active contribution with Planning, Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing disciplines (team approach).

You will need extensive purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment with a good knowledge of MRP and Kanban systems. You will also need a proven track record in the buying of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). A good understanding of the PCBA manufacturing process is a distinct advantage due to the complexity involved in it. Proven ability to develop strategic supplier relationships, solve problems creatively, and apply critical thinking skills is essential as are strong negotiation skills. Ability to collaborate & influence across departmental lines. You will also need an understanding and commitment to environmental issues and be skilled in supply chain greening.

A CIPS qualification is an advantage but not essential

This is an excellent opportunity to lead a dynamic purchasing team and progress your career.

Please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now if you are interested in this exciting role


Business Development Manager

A Business Development Manager is needed by a growing company near Haverhill

You will be responsible for selling laboratory fittings, Furniture, Equipment and Service & Maintenance contracts to various companies in the Scientific and Process sector. Your key responsibilities will include: –

  • Receiving and responding to client RFQs for the above products and services
  • Supporting International Distributors with enquiries and RFQs for the above products and services
  • Developing the enquiry and expanding the client requirement
  • Liaising with supply chain for current pricing and for delivery pricing
  • Producing accurate Bill of Quantities (BOQs)
  • Preparing, issuing and following up Proposals and Quotations and updating the project list with final outcome
  • Handover of client issued PO’s to purchasing department for invoicing and ongoing supply chain management
  • Ensuring all sold products have client approved drawings in place
  • Advising client of delivery date and communicating throughout with purchasing department and client to ensure a well-managed sale
  • Support in developing, populating and managing the e-commerce site
  • Client visits when needed
  • Cold calling and telesales
  • Support on the Marketing & Product Innovation Team
  • Attendance client visits and exhibitions

The ideal candidate will have good sales skills and be confident in speaking to new contacts to sell the company’s products and services. Experience of working with CRM / E-Commerce software and MS Office is needed. You will be positive, engaging, dynamic, passionate, organised and diligent with the ability to learn new products and industries.

Any previous experience of selling Lab Equipment, Scientific Instruments etc would be a strong advantage. You will have a full UK driving license and occasionally will need to travel and stay away from home

This is mainly an office based role with some travel for which a pool car will be provided where needed.

This is a great opportunity within a growing and sucessful company

Please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment or click Apply Now and send your CV if you would like more information on this exciting role


Production Operatives

Production Operatives Wanted

Immediate Starts Available

£10.50 – £21 per hour – Weekly Pay

Long Term Temp with an opportunity to go permanent

Major Recruitment are working with a client in the Sunderland area who are looking to start Production Operatives immediately. Applicants will be working on a busy factory floor production line. Experience is not essential.

Two shift rotaional shift patterns available –

* Days, Backs, Nights.

* Days, Backs

Applicants are encouraged to apply quickly to be considered for this clients current growth.

Suitable applicants will be contacted within 24 Hours (Mon-Fri).